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Claphan Jennings, 69, died at his Goshen residence Oct. 20. His first wife, Mary, died in 1967. Survivors include his widow, Helen; one daughter; six sons, including Michael of Avilla; one sister; two brothers and 15 grandchildren. + 10-20-1977
Claphan Lyle H, 67, died Thursday in Cameron Hospital, Angola. He was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 10, 1922, the son of Charles H. and Irene (Robertson) Claphan. On July 2, 1944, he married Eva Bradfield. He was a retired tool and die maker at the Taylor Street Plant of General Electric and a WW II Army veteran. He was a member of Orland Congregational Church, GE Apprentice Alumni Association and Albion Sheriff’s Posse. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Linda Mowry of London, England, and Deanna Cooper of LaGrange; two sons, Michael H. of Fort Wayne, and John Charles of Albion; a sister, Donna Salmon of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren. Services were today in Orland Congregational Church. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 11-7-1989
Clapp Charles M, 73, was born in Albion Dec. 3, 1855 and died at his summer home near Nevis, Minn., July 2, 1929, at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 29 days. He married Flora Belle Woodruff Nov. 10, 1873. They had three children: Dr. Fred R. of South Bend; Inez, who died in infancy; and Mrs. H. D. Thomas of Albion. He is also survived by his wife; one granddaughter, Mrs. Don E. Netz of Bowling Green, O.; one great-grandson, Fred Robert Netz of Bowling Green, O.; and one sister, Mrs. T. A. Starr of Goshen, Ind. While a young man he engaged in the banking business in Albion as an associate of his father, Judge William M. Clapp, and a few years later upon the death of his father, assumed full charge of the business. At the age of fifty-three he retired from the active management of the business but continued to serve for many years as president and a member of the board of directors, finally resigning these positions also to make way for younger men. He also advanced the interests of his town and community. + 7-?-1929
Clapp Flora B would have reached the age of 82 next September. Funeral was held at the residence July 12. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. She was the widow of Charles M. Clapp, who was the operator of a bank here in Albion before the founding of the Albion National Bank. She is survived by one son, Dr. Fred of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Berniece Thomas of Albion; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. + 7-?-1943
Clapp Fred R, 71, (b. 8-27-1879) of South Bend, died April 28, 1951 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. A native of Albion, he was a skilled physician and surgeon, practicing medicine at Ligonier before removing to South Bend. Surviving are the widow, Donna; a daughter, Mrs. George Corbridge of South Bend; a grandson, Fred Netz of Chillicothe, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Harry Thomas of Albion. Services were Tuesday at South Bend First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1951
Clapp Mary Ann, wife of William M. Clapp, died in Albion Nov. 21, 1875 of consumption, aged 50 years 11 months and 6 days. She was born in New Haven, Huron County, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1824; came with her father’s family to Noble County in 1836 and married William M. Clapp Nov. 14, 1847. Funeral was at the Lutheran Church on Tuesday. Albion New Era 11-25-1875
Clapp Mary (McDonald), wife of Dr. Fred R. Clapp of South Bend, died last Tuesday at the Epworth Hospital in South Bend. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Netz; and a grandson of Toledo, Ohio; her mother, Mrs. Laura E. McDonald, and a sister, Mrs. Will Sack of Ligonier. Funeral was in South Bend Saturday. Burial, Saturday in Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1932
Clapp Maximilla (Heth), formerly of Swan Twp, died at the home of her daughter at Grand Ledge, Mich. July 15 of neuralgia of the heart. She was one of the early settlers of Swan Twp, born in Ohio Dec. 11, 1817 and came to Swan Twp at a very early day where she resided until about 20 years ago. ^ 8-2-1895
Clapp Russell, 77, died at his home at Sunfield, Mich., on December 18, He was one of the earliest settlers in this vicinity. He came to this county at an early day and located in Swan Twp near the present residence of Ira King. He removed to Michigan about 1873. ~ 1-1-1891
Clapp William M was born in Ellington, Tolland County, Conn. on Dec. 18, 1817, from which place he removed with his father in 1822 to Ashtabula County, Ohio, and lived there and in that vicinity until sometime in 1842, when he went to Peru, Ind. and entered a law office and read law until the last of March 1843 when he removed to Augusta, then the county seat of Noble County, and commenced the practice of law, and has from that time to his demise been a resident of this county. Nov. 14, 1847 he married Mary A. Skinner. She died Nov. 14, 1875. She had 2 sons, W. Frank and Charles M, both residents of Albion; and one daughter, Adella, the wife of Thomas A. Starr, editor of the Hicksville, O. News. On Dec. 25, 1877 he married Angie Skinner, a cousin of his first wife, who survives him. He was judge of the court of common pleas for a number of years, member of the state legislature and delegate to the Chicago convention in 1880 which nominated Garfield for the presidency. > 1-6-1881
Clark Adarah Grace was stillborn July 18, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She is survived by her father, Jason Clark of Syracuse and her mother, Tonya Smith of Wawaka; a sister, Ashley Sprague of Wawaka; grandparents, Dennis and Carol Thompson of Syracuse and Jay and Dawn Clark of Churubusco, Bill and Deb Smith of Wawaka; great-grandparents, Gailen and Adabelle Hart of Fla.; Lester and Grace Keister of Albion and Dan and Shirley Smith of Ligonier. Graveside services Saturday at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 7-20-2006
Clark Agatha A, 94, died April 23 in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She formerly lived in Altona. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was born Jan. 26, 1904 in LaOtto to Frank and Catherine (Hornett) Adams. She married Austin Birch Clark on April 21, 1924 in Garrett. He died May 6, 1928. Surviving are a son-in-law, Robert Schmidt of Kendallville; one sister, Leona Kessler of Avilla; 2 grandsons, Joseph Schmidt of Kendallville and John Schmidt of Largo, Fla.; and 2 great-grandsons, Matthew and Anthony Schmidt of Albion. One daughter, Beverly Schmidt; 5 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Mass was April 27 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 5-7-1998
Clark Albert, 75, a former Kendallville resident, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Born May 24, 1902 in Ohio, he was the son of William and Mary (Telfer) Clark. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are one niece, Barbara Alexander, Huntertown; one nephew, Donald Harter, Albion; two brothers, Thomas and James; and two sisters, Leona and Elberta. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1977
Clark Alice, 76, widow of the late J. S. Clark of Avilla, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Downing, west of here Wednesday. She suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday. She was born June 22, 1860, the daughter of Nathan and Rebecca Crothers of Swan Twp. She married J. S. Clark, who died in 1918. Surviving are 2 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. R. E. Bolton of Kendallville, Mrs. Downing of west of Avilla, John and Frank of Avilla; and one brother, Frank Crothers of Avilla. * 1936
Clark Alva J, 72, of 610 Drake Road, Kendallville, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne from a heart condition. Born in Sturgis, Mich., Feb. 14, 1914, he was the son of Doris and Elma (Hoskins) Clark. On Aug. 5, 1950 he married Marcella J. Hubbard. He moved from Angola to the Kendallville area five years ago. He was retired from the General Electric plant where he had worked 11 years and from Bronson Reel Co. where he had been employed 29 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville, and the Bronson VFW Post. He was a WW II veteran. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Carol) Westfall of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Ron Shuler of Angola, and Kenneth Shuler of Coldwater, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Emo Jean) Hodson of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Bronson Cemetery, Bronson. + 2-22-1986
Clark Anna Belle, 52, Main St., Kendallville, died Saturday in Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo. The daughter of Edward and Georgia (Savoie) Campbell, she was born Dec. 18, 1919 in Menomonee, Wis. She married Vern Clark in Albion in 1947. He was killed in action in the Korean Conflict in 1950. She moved to Kendallville from Albion five years ago. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Edward and Hazel Campbell, Albion; and three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Loretta) Black, Skinner Lake, Mrs. Lee (Helen) Rouch, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Arnold (Dora Jean) Hobbs, Michigan City. Her mother, one brother, Walter (Bud) Campbell, and one sister, Elizabeth, preceded her in death. Services will be Tuesday in Bonham-Miser-Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Clark C Frank, 75, (b. 8-30-1881 - d. 4-24-1957) died last Wednesday in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake of heart disease. A retired railroad executive, he had resided at Wolf Lake the past ten years. He was born in Iowa. The widow, Jett, survives. Services were at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1957
Clark Carrie M, 67, a resident of Ligonier the past four years, died Sunday at Goshen Hospital of a heart attack. She formerly lived in Kimmell and Antioch, Ill. Two sons, Edgar of Ligonier and Arland of Antioch, survive, along with two brothers, one sister and three grandchildren. Funeral was Tuesday in Ligonier. Burial, Franklin Grove Cemetery, Antioch, Ill. + 3-?-1958
Clark Charles, 36, died at Fort Benjamin Harrison May 17, 1952. He was a brother of John and Harry Clark of Albion. He was married and the father of two children. Sgt. Clark had served during WW II and had also been in the Korean Conflict for 18 months. Funeral and interment was at Muncie Tuesday. + 5-?-1952
Clark Charles O, 90, died Friday from a heart ailment. He was a resident of Kimmell for 62 years before moving to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Webster, in 1949. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arneal Webster, Urbana, Mrs. Beryl Chandler, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral was held in Kimmell Methodist Church Sunday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1954
Clark Charles S, 70, of 620G Drake Terrace, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. Born in Blackford County July 6, 1914, he was the son of John and Rosa (Sutton) Clark. On Sept. 12, 1945 in Muncie, he married Madonna J. Dean. A steward at Moose Lodge, he moved to Kendallville 20 years ago from Muncie. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, American Legion and VFW, all Kendallville, and was a WW II veteran. Surviving are his wife; two brothers, John of Muncie, and Francis of Royerton. Services will be Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Gardens of Memory, Muncie. + 7-15-1984
Clark Charles William, 3, (b. 4-13-1941) son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Clark of near Kimmell, died March 14, 1944 at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake of bronchitis following an illness with measles and whooping cough. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Lloyd Wayne; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Clark, Richmond, and Mr. and Mrs. Medley McClure of Kimmell; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark and Mrs. George McClure of Kimmell, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reed of Wisconsin. Funeral Friday at Kimmell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1944
Clark Clara L Eads, 82, a resident of Sacred Heart Home for several years, died there Tuesday. She was born in Somerset, Ky., Dec. 17, 1906, the daughter of Leroy and China E. Burgin. In May 1921 she married Carter H. Eads, who died in August 1948. In June 1961 she married Roy B. Clark, who died in 1964. She was a graduate of Georgetown Teachers College and taught at Eastern Kentucky University. Surviving is a son, John Eads of Fort Wayne. Graveside services were Friday in Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello, Ky. + 12-3-1989
Clark Dale Marshal, 15, was born in St. Joseph County Jan. 17, 1909, the son of J. W. and Rilla Clark. He was one of a family of 6 children, all of whom with the parents survive. There are 3 sisters, Ruth, Helen and Grace; and 2 brothers, Earl and Herbert. He graduated from common school a year ago and attended high school this last year at Wolf Lake. He has attended Sunday School at Calvary Church regularly since the family moved from Kimmell to the present home. He was taken ill Tuesday with Bright’s disease, from which he died on Wednesday. + 5-?-1924
Clark Davis H, 80, died last Tuesday at the home of his only son, Charles O. He was born in Carroll County, Ohio, to James and Sarah Hannum Clark. After his marriage to Ellen Swinehart, who died three years ago, he came to Noble County and located near Ligonier. Later they moved to west of Cromwell and in 1891 came to Kimmell. One son, Lorenzo, died several years ago. He is survived by the son, Charles O.; four grandchildren; Raymond, Mrs. Arnold Goudy, and Miss Beryl of Kimmell, and Everett of Washington; two great-grandsons; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moats of Sherwood, Ohio. + 5-?-1923
Clark Della M, 89, 313 E. Vine St., died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born July 29, 1882 in Chicago to Frank and Emma (Johnson) Pearson and was married in 1909 to William Henry Clark, who died in 1926. She was a resident here 25 years, moving from Corunna. She was a member of the Episcopalian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Eicher, 313 E. Vine St., and Mrs. Violet Riddle and Mrs. Edna Bill, Fort Wayne; one son, Gordon, 1003 S. Main St.; a brother, George, Buchanan, Mich.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Funeral will be Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Marcellus Cemetery, Marcellus, Mich. + 12-?-1971
Clark Earl was born July 28, 1902 and died March 14, 1980. He spent his boyhood years in Kimmell where everyone knew him as Pat Clark. He lived in Chicago all his married days. His wife, Katharine, died three years ago. Funeral was at Colonial Funeral Home, Chicago. He has one son, Earl in Lignori, Mo.; two daughters, Harriett Ciesil or Elgin, Ill., and Carolyn Gindl of Lynwood, Ill. One brother, Herbert, lives in Indianapolis; three sisters, Ruth Sammer, Chicago, Grace Blitz, Northbrook, Ill., and Helen Sherwin of Larwill, Ind. + 3-?-1980
Clark Edgar L, 79, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital from complications of leukemia. He was born June 28, 1914 in Kimmell to Raymond and Carrie (Weigle) Clark. He married Ruth Marie McClure on April 8, 1936 in Columbia City. He was retired from Ligonier High School where he was a custodian and from Ligonier Rubber Co. At the time of his death he was working part-time for Sroufe Mfg. and Superior Sample Co. of Ligonier. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Dixon, Ill., and the Elks Club. Surviving are his wife; a son, Lloyd of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Linda Quinn of Green Acres, Fla., Peggy Musselman of Ligonier, and Cathy Alfrey of Wawaka; a brother, Arland Clark of Secor, Ill.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A son, Charles, preceded him in death. Graveside services Friday in Sparta Cemetery. + 11-2-1993
Clark Elizabeth was born April 5, 1866 and died Sept. 14, 1953. Services were at Bonham & Miser’s, Sept. 16. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1953
Clark Emma Isabel, youngest daughter of Charles and Jane Clark, was born July 11, 1867 in York Twp; died Dec. 12, 1929, aged 62 years, 5 months and 1 day. Her father, mother, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death. She leaves one brother, John; two sisters, Louise in the home, and Mrs. H. G. Earnhart who lives near the old home. She was a member of the first graduating class of the schools of Noble County and later attended school in Wolf Lake, after which she became a teacher. She united with Wolf Lake M. E. Church in early girlhood. + 1-?-1930
Clark Florence, about 58, of Albion, died Feb. 1, 1969 at her home. She and her husband, Wilbur, came to Albion July 4, 1962 and opened a variety store here. She was born in Detroit Nov. 2, 1910, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Dale. She was married to Mr. Clark Sept. 16, 1939. Surviving are her husband; one brother, Harry W. of Long Island, New York. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and the Prentiss Chapter of OES. Services Monday at Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 2-?-1969
Clark Frank C, 58, a former Avilla resident, but now living near Lake James, died July 24, in Cameron Hospital, Angola, from diabetes. He was born January 7, 1898, in Swan Twp, southwest of Avilla, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan S. Clark. He went to work in 1918 for the B & O Railroad at Willard, Ohio, becoming chief crew dispatcher. He came to Garrett in 1943 as a car distributor, the position he held at the time of his retirement. Surviving besides the widow, Marvel, are a daughter, Mrs. Alice Meyers, Kendallville; five sons, Earl, Garrett, Frank C. Jr., New Haven, Jack, Muncie, James of Huntertown and Richard who is in the army; two stepsons, Gilbert Geiger in the Navy at Maryland and Dale Geiger of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Violet Shinn, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Addie Bolton, Kendallville; a brother, John S. Clark, Avilla; and several grandchildren. Services in Clark Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-26-1956
Clark Geneva "Earlene", 70, of Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Stroh on Feb. 12, 1923, the daughter of Earl and Myrtle (Guffley) Cash. On April 13, 1946 in Auburn, she married Gordon Lewis Clark, her only survivor. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-12-1993
Clark Gordon Louis, 83, of Kendallville, died Dec. 15, 2004 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He had retired as a foreman with Spears & Dehner Construction in Fort Wayne. He was born June 14, 1921 in Decatur, Mich. to William Henry and Della (Pierson) Clark. On Aug. 13, 1946 in Kendallville he married Earlene Cash. She died Nov. 15, 1991. He was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Ruth Eicher, Eli Frank Clark, Edna Bill and Violet Riddle. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-16-2004
Clark Harry T, 68, of Ligonier, died Monday at the V.A. Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born July 14, 1924 in Kokomo to Charles and Ada (Shipley) Clark. On Nov. 4, 1966 in Albion he married Avis Rosenogle. A graduate of Plainfield Academy in N.J., he was a WW II Army veteran and retired in 1986 as a truck driver for Coachman. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Cynthia Iavagnilio of Ligonier, Mrs. Jack (Neta) Kellam of Kansas City, Mo., and Kristine Sobasky of Ligonier; 4 sons, Charles of Orland, David of Wakarusa, Thomas of Niles, Mich., and Jeremy of Ligonier; 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-10-1993
Clark Howard N, 92, Kendallville, died December 12, 2003 at the Kendallville Manor nursing home. On April 27, 1911 he was born in Paw Paw County, Mich. to Charles F. and Ella (Tyler) Clark. In South Milford he married Rosemary Gillespie on April 28, 1956. Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert of Cosperville; a daughter, Rebecca of Kendallville; and a brother Paul of Niles, Mich. A sister, Olive Shot; and a brother, Floyd, preceded him in death. He had resided in Kendallville since 1940, having moved from Michigan. He was a jukebox repairman, beekeeper and worked on slot machines. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Graveside services at Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-18-2003
Clark J S, a lifelong resident of Noble County and formerly residing here, died at his home in Kendallville Monday. Surviving are the widow and 2 sons and 2 daughters, Mrs. Downing and son Frank at home, John of Green Twp, and Mrs. R. E. Bolton; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Iddings of Benton, Col., and a brother, Jarvis of Fort Wayne. Funeral at the local M.E. Church Thursday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. Avilla News 4-3-1918
Clark James H, 27, was dead on arrival at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla., Friday, following an automobile accident. He had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life and owned Clark Maintenance Company, a home repair business. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A.; his mother and stepfather, Judy and Tony Garcia of Orlando; his father and stepmother, Howard and Connie Clark of Avilla; a stepdaughter, Tammy Messer; two stepsons, Tony and Jeremy Messer, all at home; a sister, Patricia Harvey, Fort Wayne; a brother, Thomas of Garrett; three stepbrothers, David Barry of Garrett, Jeff and Todd Barry, Avilla; grandparents, Nell Halley of Fort Wayne and John and Margaret Astrom, Fort Myers, Fla. Services were Tuesday in E. Harper & Sons Funeral Home, New Haven. ~ 11-5-1987
Clark James Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Clark, Rome City, died shortly after birth Sunday in McCray Hospital. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mrs. Nora Clark, Rome City, and Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Snively, R. 3, Wolcottville. Graveside services will be Tuesday in Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1972
Clark Janet Elaine, 45, of Rome City, died Nov. 11, 2006 at her residence. She had done modeling at one time and was a member of Rome City Methodist Church. A veteran, she was a member of the Indiana Air National Guard from 1991 to 2000. She was born Sept. 25, 1961 in Fort Wayne to James and Marie C. (Bell) Morton. She was a 1980 graduate of Angola High School. Surviving are 2 daughters, Christina Snyder and her husband Jason of Columbia City, and Rebecca Leins of Columbia City; 2 sons and a daughters-in-law, Seth and Jessica Leins of Wawaka and Dakota Behrer, at home; 4 grandchildren, Dalton and Corbin Snyder, Connor Leins and Ashley Johnson; her mother; 2 sisters, Mary Jetmore of Helmer and Lisa Eastwood of Hopewell, Va.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Lesia Morton of Kendallville. Her father died in 1988. Services Tuesday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-12-2006
Clark Jennie of Ligonier died at the Coil Nursing Home in Goshen, April 17. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edna Smith, of Churubusco and two sons, James of Oakland, Calif. and Louis of New York City. Services were Thursday at the McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. ~ 4-19-1951
Clark Jett, about 92, of Wolf Lake, died Nov. 4, 1973 at Miller’s Merry Manor at Columbia City. She was born Oct. 6, 1881, near Wolf Lake, the daughter of David A. and Mary Catherine (Tuttle) Wiley. She was a member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church and was the widow of Frank Clark. One sister, Marguerite Oplinger of Goshen, survives. Services were at Smith Funeral Home in Columbia City, Tuesday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 11-?-1973
Clark John K, 81, died December 10, 2004 at Towne House Health Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Avilla to John S. and Welcom B. Clark. His grandparents were Ephriam and Jenny Krieger. He is survived by his wife, Mildred "Micki"; a son and daughter-in-law, John K. II and Anita of St. Mary's Ga.; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Clark and David Black of Carmel, Susan and Tim Kearby of Cary, N.C., and Lynn and Mike Coghlan of Fishers; a sister, Winifred Merritt of Detroit; and 8 grandchildren, Adam, Dan and Mike Black, Stephanie and Jenny Clark, Dan Kearby and Loran and Nicole Coghlan. Dr. Clark worked as a dentist in Fort Wayne for 40 years with a degree in dentistry from Indiana University Dental School in 1959. He had attended the University of Michigan after graduating from Avilla High School, but was drafted into the Army for WW II on May 12, 1943. He served in the Army's Big Red One as a medic on Omaha Beach, France and Germany. He was hospitalized in England and honorably discharged December 19, 1945. Services at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-16-2004
Clark John L, 24, an employee of Diversified Pattern in Avilla, died Christmas Day in his home on County Road 34, Corunna. He was born in Fort Wayne Oct. 9, 1957 and was a member of the Auburn First Presbyterian Church where private family services were held Tuesday. Surviving are his parents, George and Shirley (Emerson) Clark, County Road 34, Corunna; two brothers, Christopher at home, and George III, Corunna; two sisters, Katherine at home, and Candace of Salt Lake City, Utah. + 12-?-1981
Clark John S, 68, owner and operator of the Clark Furniture Store since 1922 and a former local funeral director, died February 26, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. Born January 24, 1891, in Swan Twp, he sold the funeral home here to L. E. Berhalter & Son of Kendallville in 1956. He was active in the First Methodist Church, serving on the official board for many years, and for sixteen years served as trustee of Allen Twp. He was a member of the board of directors of the Community State Bank; Avilla Lodge 460, F&AM , and the Lions Club. Surviving are the widow, Welcom B.; a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Merritt, Detroit; a son, John K. Clark, Indianapolis, and two grandchildren. Services at the First Methodist Church Sunday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-5-1959 + 2-?-1959
Clark John T, about 86, of R. 4, Albion, died Feb. 5, 1956 at the Alfran Nursing Home near Pierceton. He was a retired farmer, a native and lifelong resident of this community. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Elmer Cole of Albion; and two nephews, Thad Clark of Indianapolis, and Clark Fuller of Union City, Mich. Funeral at Wolf Lake Methodist Church Tuesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1956
Clark John W, about 66, (b. 4-2-1878) Noble Twp farmer, died March 16, 1945 after a heart attack. His wife died in April 1942. Surviving are two sons, Earl O. of Chicago, and Herbert R. of Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Hugh Sherwin of Kimmell, Mrs. John Sommer and Mrs. Louis Blitz, Chicago. Funeral Monday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1945
Clark Karl L, 62, of Albion, died April 15, 2008 while attending the Shetland Sheep Dog Show in Greeley, Colo. He was a 1972 graduate of Purdue University and a member of Gamma Rho Fraternity. He was the district director of USDA for several years and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion Masonic Lodge 97, Mizpah Shrine and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. He was born Oct. 2, 1946 in Rensselaer to Karl Arthur and Margaret (Lohr) Clark. Surviving are his mother in Brook; 2 sons, Kyle of Albion and Kerry of Latrobe, Pa.; a grandson, Carson Clark; a brother, Wayne of Remington; and 2 sisters, Karen Stutzman of Mishawaka and Marcia Monroe of Idyllwild, Calif. Services Wednesday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 4-19-2008
Clark Kathleen A, 68, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in the home of a niece. She was born in Kendallville on May 16, 1930 to Frederick and Ivabell (Bloomfield) Murphy. On July 7, 1947 in Garrett she married Albert E. Clark. He died December 12, 1998. She had lived in Fort Wayne 40 years. She was kitchen manager at Allen County Youth Services Center, retiring in 1990 after 18 years. She was a member of Christian Union Church near Garrett. Surviving are a daughter, Betty J. Davies of Fort Wayne; 7 sons, Roger L. and Larry E. of Leo-Cedarville, Frederick S. of Auburn, Daniel G. of Spencerville, and David E., Michael L. and Kenneth W. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Leona Tucker of Mont Clair, Calif.; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-30-1999
Clark Loretta, 57, of Goshen, died April 30, 2001 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She had a lung transplant in September 1992 and lived on a single lung. She lived most of her life in the Goshen area and attended Goshen High School. She worked at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, retiring on disability status in October 1987. She was born in Avilla September 27, 1943 to Howard and Laverne (King) Johnson. On August 3, 1988 in Port Orchard, Wash., she married James J. Clark, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, William H. Gosnell Jr. of Elkhart and Thomas R. Gosnell of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Victoria L. Seitz and Melanie S. Gosnell of Fort Wayne; 2 stepdaughters, Stephanie Mounsey of Millersburg and Tawna P. Clark of Silverdale, Wash.; 5 brothers, Delbert, Roger and Kenneth Johnson of Albion, Rollin Johnson of Columbia City and Harold Johnson of Avilla; 3 sisters, Betty Clouse of Albion, Lotty Parry of Houston, Texas, and Beatrice Eppert of Syracuse; 7 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Her body was donated to the anatomical education program at Indiana University Medical School. ~ 5-3-2001
Clark Lorna, 52, former U. S. Army nurse, 409 W. Mitchell St., died yesterday in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born July 9, 1919 in Kendallville to Homer and Leela (Rademaker) Hill. She returned to Kendallville from her service in the U. S. Army in 1964. She has worked at McCray Hospital and was last employed as a nurse in Dr. Carl Stallman’s office. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the BPW Club and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Surviving are her mother; one son, Richard, at home; two daughters, Nancy at home, and Roberta, Bloomington; two sisters, Mrs. Idamay Runge, 517 N. Summit St., and Mrs. Francis Byrd, Hartsville, N.C.; and one brother, Neil, Fort Wayne. Services will be tomorrow at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Clark Madonna J, 65, former Kendallville resident and most recently of Muncie, died Monday at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. She was born in Fairmount Nov. 6, 1921 to Fred and Arlice (Johnson) Dean. She married Charles Clark in 1942 and he died in 1984. She was raised in Royerton, near Muncie, and she and her husband settled in Kendallville in the early 1970’s. When they retired in 1984, they moved to the Muncie area. She was a member of Noble Chapter No. 122 OES, Women of the Moose and Eagles Auxiliary, all Kendallville. Surviving are a sister, Louise Clark of Royerton; two brothers, Vernon of Muncie, and Lewis of Big Turkey Lake, Stroh and Muncie; two stepsisters, Elaine Chisman of Royerton, and Dorothy Moore of Yorktown. Services were today in Meeks Mortuary Chapel in Muncie. Burial, Gardens of Memory Cemetery. + 9-21-1987
Clark Margaret Wiley, 80, (b. 10-17-1866 - d. 3-28-1947) wife of Charles O. Clark, died Friday at her home in Kimmell after a long illness following a fractured hip in 1945. She is survived by her husband; three children, Raymond W., Richmond, Ill, Mrs. Arneal Webster, Urbana, Ind., Mrs. Don Favinger of Indianapolis; three grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the M. E. Church at Kimmell. Funeral was Saturday at the residence. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1947
Clark Martha Adelia Whetten, 88, of Syracuse, died Tuesday at home. Surviving are 5 daughters, JoAnn Hoover and Anita Whetten of New Paris, Sue Baker of Syracuse, Nancy Peters of Milford and Carolyn Hull of Ligonier; 4 sons, Larry Whetten of Edwardsburg, Mich., Jerry Whetten of New Paris, Marvin Whetten of Baldwin, Mich., and Gary Whetten of Syracuse; a sister, Helen Shock of Goshen; 32 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 children. Funeral Friday in Eastlund Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-6-1999
Clark Nathan J, son of J. S. (Cap) and Alice Clark of Swan, died yesterday of typhoid fever, aged 14 years, 10 months, 12 days. Funeral will be at the M. E. Church at Swan on Friday. ~ 1-20-1898 He was born March 7, 1883 and died Jan. 19. He leaves his parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 2-4-1898
Clark Nora M, R. 1, Rome City, died Monday at her residence. She was found at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Born in LaGrange County, Feb. 23, 1929, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Grace Dennis. On Oct. 12, 1954 in Vicksburg, Mich., she married Harry W. Clark. He died in 1968. She moved to Rome City 31 years ago from LaGrange County and was a retired li?? worker for Essex Wire and P?? Inc. (Right side of clipping cut off) Surviving are a daughter, M?? Russell (Eva) Samples of J?? ferson, S.D.; two sons, La?? Clark of Rome City, and Her?? "Joe" Clark of Wolcottville; ?? stepson, Donald Garver of Rome City; two sisters, Mrs. Jo?? (Edna) Kunkle of West Un??, Ohio; and Ruth Page of Mo?? Pleasant, Texas; three brothers, Frank Dennis of Rock Island, ??, George Dennis of North Carolina and William Parr of M?? Pleasant; and six grandchildren. Services Saturday at Five Corner Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1986
Clark Richard E, 44, of 1626 Charles St., Norman, Okla., died Saturday in Presbyterian Hospital, Norman, from injuries received earlier in the day in an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Willard, Ohio, to Frank and Elizabeth (Warner) Clark. He had moved from Fort Wayne two months ago to Norman where he was employed by the Oklahoma Furniture and Mfg. Co. in Oklahoma City. He attended Kendallville High School before serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Navy Club and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, the former Sue Holsinger of Wolcottville; two daughters, Eugena Hill of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Christina Modia of Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Calvin (Alice) Myers of Kendallville; a half-sister, Mrs. Omar (Violet) Shinn of Rome City; five brothers, Allen of Fla., Frank and James of Fort Wayne, Earl of Garrett, and Jack of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two half-brothers, Gilbert Geiger of Seattle, Wash., and Dale Geiger of N.C.; and one grandchild. Services Wednesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 7-3-1982
Clark Richard Harold, 68, died Tuesday in VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a farmer and WW II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Angie; five daughters, Lucille McNeely of South Bend, Elva Redigonda of Portage, Mich., Elizabeth Evans of Stroh, Beverly England of Syracuse, and Rose Mary Charles of Ligonier; three sons, Glen of Michigan City, Linley of Angola, and Richard Jr. of Wakarusa; and 26 grandchildren. Services Friday in Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. + 2-7-1989
Clark Rilla was born at Lakeville May 19, 1876, the daughter of Stiver and Margaret Robertson. One sister, Mrs. Charles Cottrell of Turner, Mich.; and two brothers, Charles of South Bend, and Monitor of Lakeville, survive her. She was married to John W. Clark at Kingsbury, Ind. on Dec. 5, 1899 and they had 6 children - one son, Dale N., died about 18 years ago. Surviving are Mrs. Hugh Sherwin of Kimmell, Mrs. John Sommer and Mrs. Louis Blitz of Chicago, Earl D. of Chicago, and Herbert R. of Indianapolis. There are 8 grandchildren. They went to housekeeping at Lakeville and for many years the family lived in Kimmell, later moving to the home near Ormas, and she became a member of the Sparta Christian Church. She died April 17, 1942. Funeral at Sparta on April 20. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1942
Clark Robert T, 66, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital. He was a native of Huntington County and had lived in Fort Wayne for 35 years. He retired in 1985 as a school teacher in the Fort Wayne Community Schools after 31 years. He and his brother, Ross, played basketball against the Harlem Globetrotters as the Clark Twins. Surviving are his wife, Jennie M.; three daughters, Jill Western, Larwill, Jenness E. Draper, LaOtto, and Susan L. Hoot, Churubusco; three sons, Scott A. and Todd J., both Churubusco, and Steven C. Wilson of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; three sisters, including Millie Tullis, Orland, and Margaret Rhinesmith, Howe; and five brothers, including his twin, Ross of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren. Services Saturday in D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home. Burial, Gardens of Memory, Muncie. ~ 4-5-1988 + 3-30-1988
Clark Rosemary, 78, of Kendallville, died May 6, 2006. She was born Aug. 4, 1927 in Kendallville to Roy and Sadie (Mapes) Gillespie. She was a lifetime resident of Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca, of Kendallville, and a son, Robert, of Cosperville. She worked at Uniform Printing, Universal Friction and Hoosier Grill and was a member of Assembly of God Church and Elks Lodge in Kendallville. Graveside services at Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-18-2006
Clark Ruth Marie, 90, of Ligonier, died April 28, 2010 at the Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was born Sept. 9, 1919 in Kimmell to Medley and Leona (Galloway) McClure. On April 8, 1936 in Columbia City she married Edgar L. Clark. He died Nov. 2, 1993. She retired after 20 years of service from Superior Sample in Ligonier and was a member of the Ligonier Evangelical Church. She is survived by a son, L. Wayne Clark of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Linda Williams of Hamilton, Ind., Peggy and Phil Musselman of Ligonier, and Cathy and Johnny Alfrey of Wawaka; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles; and 2 sisters, Edith McClure and Helen Fry. Funeral today at Ulrey-Renner and Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-30-2010
Clark Thomas Scott died April 29, 1874 at Shearer’s near Sparta, aged 29 years 8 months and 27 days. He was a son of Jeremiah and Margaret Clark, born Aug. 3, 1853 in Ohio. His father lost his present life in the sunny South in the service of his country during our last bloody Civil War, since which time Thomas and a younger brother have been the main support of the family, consisting of the widowed mother, 2 sons and 2 little daughters. By the advice and aid of their grandfather, Thomas Kershner, they succeeded well and had the farm cleared up and in good repair; but on the to them unfortunate morning of the 29th of April he, with his grandfather, went to the barn raising of friend Shearer, where in about 15 minutes after their arrival, by the falling of a bent in the progress of raising, caused by the slipping out of the foot of the post of said bent, being a bank barn, the bank part raised, upon which plank were laid upon which the men stood. While others jumped from under the falling timbers his foot slipped down between some plank which delayed his movement sufficient for the falling bent to strike the back of his head, forcing his face upon the timber below, completely crushing his face and head. The family was then notified and the bleeding and mangled form was borne to the home of the family. Albion New Era 5-7-1874
Clark Vern R was killed in action in Korea on Sept. 21, 1950. He was born Feb. 10, 1919 at Indianapolis. He was veteran of WW II, having entered the service in March 1941 and received his honorable discharge Sept. 5, 1945. At the time of his discharge he had a rating of T/4 in the Medical Corps. During WW II he was stationed in Puerto Rico. Surviving are the widow, the former Annabel Campbell of Albion; the father, Charles of Union City; four brothers, John and Harry of Albion, Clarence of Greenville, Ohio, and Sherman of Lancaster, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. Carrie J. Bricker of Muncie. + 9-?-1950
Clark Wallace C, 68, of Syracuse, died Feb. 22, 2002 in Goshen Hospital. On March 18, 1933 in Maxincukee, Ind., he was born to Floyd and Mary E. (White) Clark. On June 14, 1958 he married Donna Michael. He graduated from Bourbon High School in 1952 and was a machine operator at Silgan Plastics Corp. before retiring in July 1998. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge 705. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Steven Howard of Goshen; a sister, Mary Lou Price of Bourbon; 3 grandchildren. Two brothers, Howard and David, preceded him in death. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery with military rites by Ligonier American Legion. ^ 2-23-2002
Clark Welcom, 80, lifelong resident of Avilla, died June 17, at Glen Oaks Nursing Home, Auburn. She was the widow of John S. Clark, former well-known funeral director and furniture store owner. She was born Jan. 2, 1891 in Green Twp, the daughter of the late Ephriam and Jennie (Waltman) Krieger. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Winifred Merritt, Detroit, Mich.; one son, Dr. John K. Clark, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Crothers, Avilla, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 6-24-1971
Clark Wesley M, 56, 718 Jay St., Ligonier, died Tuesday in Kenney Retirement Community, Ligonier. He was born Sept. 20, 1931 in Wise, Va., the son of Roy and Pearl (Anderson) Clark. On Aug. 22, 1953 in Needmore, Va., he married Lucille Crider. He moved to Ligonier in 1962 from Dorchester, Va., and was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church of God in the Lord Jesus Christ. He had been a coal miner, worked for Sorg Products in Ligonier, and retired in 1974 from Monsanto Corporation in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jackie (Christine) Morgan, Detroit; and two brothers, Rufus, Wis., and Tommie, Detroit. Seven brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services will be Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-16-1988
Clark William Mrs died last Saturday at her residence one mile northwest of Albion. Our impression is that she was about 50 years of age. Her remains were taken to the old burial place of the Denny family near Benton, Elkhart County. She was a daughter of the late Col. William Denny and sister of Dr. D. W. C. Denny formerly of Albion, now of Ligonier. + Clippings book 5-15-1875
Clarke Charles, youngest son of William and Anna Clarke, was born in Ballaugh, Isle of Man, Europe, April 3, 1824, and died at his home in York Twp, Noble County, Aug. 28, 1909, aged 85 years 4 months and 25 days.  He married Jane Connell in 1852.  To this union were born 7 children, 2 sons and 5 daughters.  Two daughters, Margaret, who died in infancy and Elizabeth, wife of Basil Fuller, preceded him in death.  There remains to mourn their loss his aged companion, John T., Louisa, Emma and grandson, Thad R, who remains in the home; Charles W and Kate, wife of H. G. Earnhart, both of York Twp, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He came to Indiana in Sept. 1858 and located on a farm in York Twp, where he resided until his death.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal church of England in early boyhood, uniting with the M.E. church at Wolf Lake when he came to this country.  Funeral at Wolf Lake M.E. Church Aug. 30. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Richter
Clarke Jon F, 62, Kingman, Ariz., formerly of Kendallville, died August 25, 2002 at the Kingman Hospital emergency room. He was employed at Eaton Corp. in Kendallville before moving to Kingman 7 years ago. He was born September 4, 1939 in Freeport, Ill. to Clement and Marjorie (Whitford) Clarke. Surviving are his wife, Joyce of Kingman; a daughter, Shannon McKean of Wolcottville; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Shaun and Paula Clarke of Grand Forks, N.D., Sheamus and Karla Clarke of Kendallville, and Shadd and Elizabeth Clarke of Jeffersonville; 5 grandchildren, Kelbi, Kieran, Khindra, Taylor and Tanner; 4 brothers, Charles of West New York, N.J., James of Naperville, Ill., Robert of Brevard, N.C. and Marc of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 3 sisters, Patricia Fogel of Freeport Ill., Margie McCorkle of Durand, Ill., and Cynthia Atkins of Rockford, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sally J. Ganshirt; and one son-in-law, Christopher McKean. Services September 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-29-2002
Clarke Louisa Jane, 92, died Nov. 21, 1951. She was born in York Twp Jan. 5, 1859, the daughter of Charles and Jane Clarke, who have preceded her in death, along with three sisters and a brother. Her parents came to the United States from the Isle of Man in 1858. She lived in York Twp all her life except for the past year and four months. She taught school in Noble County for 20 years. Surviving are one brother, two nieces, three nephews and cousins. + 11-?-1951
Clawson Donnabelle, 87, of Ligonier, died Sunday in Goshen hospital. She was born Dec. 25, 1903 in Ligonier, the daughter of Otis and Blanche (Heltzel) Billman. On Aug. 29, 1925 in Monroe, Mich., she married Forrest Clawson. He died in 1980. She had worked for Wirk Garment Factory in Ligonier and Ivy Terrace in Goshen. Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Welty of Ligonier; a sister, Gladys Tilden of Vista, Calif.; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A son, Forrest Jr., and a sister preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-6-1991
Clawson Finley A horrible death from accidental shooting occurred at Ligonier last Saturday night the particulars of which are as follows. Two little sons of William Clawson, age respectively six and eight years, were each playing with a gun early Saturday morning. The younger lad snapped a cap at his playmate, when the elder brother in turn placed a cap on a shot gun in his possession, and pointing the weapon at his little brother, pulled the trigger. The heavy report which followed proved that the gun was loaded, and a heavy charge of shot pierced the back of the young lad. Medical assistance was summoned in vain, and after great suffering the little fellow died at 11o’clock the same evening. The funeral, which took place Sunday, was largely attended. Kendallville Standard 8-27-1873
Clawson Forrest G, 82, of 404 Water St., Ligonier, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. Born Feb. 10, 1898 in Ligonier, he was the son of Perry and Nina (Fulk) Clawson. He married Donnabelle Billman Aug. 29, 1923 in Monroe, Mich. He was a lifetime resident of the Ligonier area and was a retired painter. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Willard (Marilyn ) Welty of Ligonier; a son, Forrest G. Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Mrs. Alvin (Evelyn) Shaver of Las Vegas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Services will be Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier, Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
Clawson Norman, 3 months and 21 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Clawson, died March 17 in Perry Twp. ^ 4-1-1880
Clawson Perry, 64, died June 22 at the county infirmary near Albion. Surviving are two sons, Forrest of Ligonier, and Albert of Adrian, Mich.; one daughter, Evelyn Shaver of Toledo, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Grossman of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Beulah Hall of Millersburg; and two brothers, George and Freburn. Service was Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1937
Clawson Phyllis J, 76, died April 29, 2001 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. She had lived at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center since 1995. She had previously lived in Avilla for 4 years and before that in the Wolcottville - Rome City area. She was a homemaker, born July 31, 1924 in Huntertown to John L. and Gladys (Benward) Dafforn. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Rick and Christine Clawson of Cromwell, Brian Clawson of Columbia City and Robert and Nateeka Clawson of Rome City; and 9 grandchildren. A daughter, Cheryl Allen, preceded her in death. Graveside services Tuesday at Eden Cemetery, Topeka. ~ 5-3-2001
Clawson Rick Jr, son of Rick and Teresa (Kurrle) Clawson of 719 S. York St., Albion, was stillborn Saturday. Surviving with the parents are a half-sister, Sue Ellen Dubois; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clawson of Wolcottville, and Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Kurrle of Albion. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-27-1984
Clawson Ricki A, 57, of Ligonier, died Aug. 12, 2009 at his residence near Ligonier. No services. Cremation has taken place. Burial, later at Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 8-16-2008
Claxton Alice M, daughter of William and Philinda Nott Hedges, was born in Whitley County Feb. 27, 1866 and died at her home in Noble County Aug. 4, 1932, aged 66 years, 6 months and 7 days. On Nov. 20, 1884 she was married to Jacob Claxton. They had 4 children, 2 of whom having preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Olive Gaff and Lloyd of Noble County; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Sam Grabill; and 2 brothers, John and Charles. She was a member of Blue River Church of God. Burial, Blue River Cemetery. * 8-4-1932
Claxton Bert died of measles at the home of William Eckels in Green Twp Monday. ~ 2-25-1897
Claxton Bertha M, about 73, widow of the late George Claxton, died Feb. 7, 1950 at McCray Hospital in Kendallville. A lifelong resident of Noble County, she moved to Kendallville about five years ago from Albion. Surviving are a son, Forrest Hilliard, Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Johnson, Kendallville; two stepsons, James Claxton, Columbia City, and Howard Claxton, Dundee, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lawrence McCoy, Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stuff, Ironton, O., and Mrs. Jane Paulson, Elkhart. Services Thursday at A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-?-1950
Claxton DeLynn J, 28, of Tri lakes, died Oct. 11, 1993 at the family residence. He was born May 16, 1965 in Columbia City, a son of Donald J. and Delores Long Claxton. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1983 and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church and the AIDS Crisis Task Force in Fort Wayne. Surviving are the parents; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joe (Donita) Michael of Churubusco and Delania Gray of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, Douglas, of Churubusco, Dana of Columbia City, and Darin of Fort Wayne; grandparents, Robert and Emma Gene Long of Albion. Services Thursday in St. Matthew's Church. Burial, St. Matthew's Cemetery. + 10-11-1993
Claxton Donald J, 72, a resident and lifetime member of Tri-Lakes, Columbia City, died April 28, 2006 in his residence. He retired in 1994 after 42 years of service at Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne. He was born April 19, 1934 in Green Twp, Noble County, a son of James and Lura (Diffendarfer) Claxton and was a 1952 graduate of Churubusco High School. He married Delores Jean Long in Green Center on July 30, 1954. Surviving are his wife; children, Donita Michael, Delania Gray, Darin, and Douglas (Connie) Claxton of Churubusco, and Dana (Deb) Claxton of Columbia City; brothers and sisters, William H. (Shirley) Claxton of Churubusco, Paul L. (Arlene) Claxton of Portland, OR, Ray A. (Sue) Claxton of Huntertown, Betty (Jack) Hill of LaOtto, Mary Lou (Robert) Grawcock and Ann Shearer of Columbia City; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, DeLynn, on October 11, 1993; a son-in-law, Joe Michael; and brother-in-law, Robert Shearer. He was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Columbia City, Churubusco Lodge #515 F&AM where he served as a past master, Tri Lakes Lions Club, the Boots & Bonnets Square Dance Club; and was a scout master. Services in Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Private burial later. ~ 5-4-2006
Claxton Ernest L, 63, was dead on arrival at Whitley County Hospital from cardiac arrest suffered at his Larwill residence. He was born in Green Twp, Noble County, Aug. 31, 1926, the son of Lloyd and Rosanne (Gordon) Claxton. On Dec. 7, 1983 he married Juanita Beaks. He was formerly employed by G.I. Case in Churubusco and retired in 1986 from DPM in Garrett. He was a U.S. Army Korean veteran. Surviving are his wife; 6 daughters, Roberta Bolen, Lisa Wagner and Rebecca Claxton of Fort Wayne, Sandra Claxton of Calif., Marie Weise of Diamond Bar, Calif., and Tina Zaugg of Bluffton; 2 sons, Edwin of Columbia City and Eugene of Muncie; 5 stepchildren; a sister, Marie Addis of Churubusco; and 10 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-15-1990
Claxton George E, 65, farmer of Jefferson Twp, was born in Noble County and spent his entire life here. He had been seriously ill with a heart ailment for the past nine months and died Tuesday at his home in Jefferson Twp. Surviving are the widow; two sons and two daughters, Howard of New York, Mrs. L. J. McCoy of Fort Wayne, James and Margaret at home; one stepson, Forrest Hilliard of near Albion; four brothers, James of Avilla, Fred of Garrett, Isaac of Moberly, Mo., William of Noble County; four sisters, Mrs. Mable Lawhead of Garrett, Mrs. May Sherman of Mishawaka, Mrs. J. L. Diffendarfer of near Albion, and Mrs. Isaac Diffendarfer of near Churubusco; and his stepmother, Mrs. Lewis Summers of near Albion. Funeral this Thursday at Jefferson Union Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Claxton Hazel M Altimus, 82 of Route 1, Wolcottville, died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 19, 1908 in South Milford, the daughter of Earl and Nellie (Holsinger) Banta. On Dec. 30, 1967 in Kendallville she married James P. Claxton. He died Nov. 28, 1974. She had been a cook at Redwood Restaurant in Kendallville and was a member of Women of the Moose 1301 and VFW Women's Auxiliary of Kendallville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Jim (Helen) Mieras of Kendallville, and Mrs. Eugene (Thelma) Harter of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Earl Altimus of Waterloo and Carl Altimus of Kendallville; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dale, in Aug. 19079; a grandson, Mark; and a brother, Harold Banta. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetry. + 1990
Claxton James, 77, died Saturday at his home on R. 1, LaOtto. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of the B &O Railroad at Garrett. He was born Sept. 24, 1898 in DeKalb County to William and Jennie Miller Claxton. On Nov. 23, 1923 he married Lura Diffendarfer, who survives. Other survivors include four sons, William, R. 2, Churubusco, Donald, Columbia City, Paul of Marion and Ray, Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Hill, R. 1, LaOtto, Mrs. Robert (Mary Lou) Grawcock of Churubusco and Mrs. Robert (Georgia) Shearer of Tri-Lakes; 27 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Diffendarfer, Churubusco, and Mrs. May Sherman, Mishawaka. Services Tuesday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-8-1976 + 1-?-1976
Claxton James P, 70, Rome City, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born March 26, 1904 in Noble County to George and Myrtle (Rice) Claxton. He married Hazel M. Altimus Dec. 31, 1967 in Kendallville. A resident of Rome City five years, he previously lived in Fort Wayne and Kendallville. He was a former employee of Fortmeyer’s Service Plaza, Fort Wayne, and was a member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife; two stepdaughters, Mrs. J. J. (Helen) Mieras, Kendallville, and Mrs. Gene (Thelma) Harter, Fort Wayne; two stepsons, Earl F. Altimus, Waterloo, and Carl L. Altimus, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Edna McCoy, Fort Wayne; one brother, Howard, Bath, N.Y. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 11-?-1974
Claxton John, a lifelong resident of this community, died Tuesday at Easthaven Hospital, Richmond. He was born in Noble County Aug. 20, 1854 and was therefore 75 years, 11 months and two days at the time of his death. He was an auctioneer, a profession which he followed for more than 40 years. - Churubusco Truth. + 7-?-1930
Claxton Lura, 86, of the Round Lake area, died Nov. 24, 1989 at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1903 in Noble County to Homer and Sarah McCoy Diffendarfer. She was married on Nov. 24, 1923 to James Claxton. They farmed in Noble County. He died in January 1976. A cook at Green Center School for 15 years, she moved to the Round Lake area in 1986. She was a member of Green Center United Methodist Church. Surviving are sons William of Churubusco, Donald of Columbia City, Paul of Vancouver, Wash., and Ray of Fort Wayne; daughters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Hill of LaOtto, Mrs. Robert (Lou) Grawcock of Columbia City, Mrs. Robert (Anna) Shearer of Columbia City; 26 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eva Hawk of Blue Lake. Services were Monday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-24-1989
Claxton Richard Butterfield, 82, died Monday following an apoplectic stroke. Funeral will be in the Columbia City Church of God. Burial, Blue River Cemetery. A native of Green Twp, he was born Jan. 8, 1850 to the late Isaac and Sarah Crow Claxton. He grew to manhood in Noble County but in 1892 established his residence in Smith Twp, Whitley County, where he engaged in farming for many years. On Oct. 20, 1871 he married Elizabeth Harter, who died in 1902. One child survives, Mrs. Floyd Hedges of Columbia City. In 1905 he married Mrs. Mamie Smith, who died Feb. 27, 1927. A daughter, Mrs. Walter Sindel of Sandusky, Ohio, and a stepson, Raymond Smith of Michigan, survive this union. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. One of the grandchildren, Mrs. Clarence Egolf of Smith Twp, was reared in the Claxton home. He was preceded in death by 3 sons and one daughter. Retiring from his farm he moved to Columbia City 23 years ago. * 11-?-1932
Claxton Sarah was born in Dearborn County, Indiana June 3, 1820; came to Allen County, Indiana in 1827; and died in Green Twp May 3, 1888. + 5-3-1888 ^ 6-8-1888 (The wife of Isaac Claxton)
Claxton William, (b. 10-25-1892) aged 72 years, 11 months and 22 days, died at his summer home at Lower Long Lake Oct. 17 of a coronary occlusion. He was a retired railroad car inspector and had lived in this community about 22 years, although of late his usual home was at E. Keyser St., Garrett, Ind. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of VFW and American Legion Post at Garrett. Surviving are one son, William of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two daughters, Betty Thompson of Battle Creek, Mich., and Elaine Mangus of R. 1, Kimmell; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Fred of Garrett, and James of LaOtto; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Diffendarfer of Green Center, and Mrs. May Sherman of Mishawaka. Funeral was at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Oct. 20. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1965
Clay Grace B, 70, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Ashley May 6, 1909, she was the daughter of Christian and Effie (Hoopengarner) Funk. She married Walter E. Clay April 7, 1934 in Auburn. She had lived in Kendallville since 1940, moving from Hudson. She was a member of the Kendallville Church of God. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. John (Sharon) Bailey of Lake Orion, Mich., and Mrs. Don (Christine) Smith of Greencastle; a son, Neil D. of 4001 Oak Creek Ct., Fort Wayne; a brother, Cecil of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers. Funeral will be Friday in Kendallville Church of God. Burial, Circle Cemetery, Hudson. + 12-?-1979
Clay Walter E, 75, of Kendallville, died today at McCray Hospital of a heart attack. Born in Hudson Jan. 7, 1907, he was the son of Curtis and Gertrude (Swank) Clay. On April 7, 1934 in Auburn, he married Grace B. Funk, who died Dec. 25, 1979. In Fort Wayne on Sept. 20, 1980, he married Lillian C. (Little) Wysong. A retired mechanic for Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Cadillac dealers, he moved to Kendallville in 1940 from Hudson. He was a member of the First Church of God in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Sharon Bailey of Lake Orion, Mich., and Mrs. Don (Christine) Smith of Greencastle; a son, Neil D. of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Dean Wysong of Fort Wayne; a sister, Arlien Shields of Kendallville; eight grandchildren. Services will be Thursday in the First Church of God. Burial, Circle Cemetery, Hudson. + 6-1-1982
Claymiller Alice M, 74, of Rome City, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Fort Wayne Feb. 24, 1913, she was the daughter of Ezra M. and Bertha P. (Althouse) Norris. On July 24, 1948 in Fort Wayne, she married Rudolph G. "Butch" Claymiller. She moved from Fort Wayne to Rome City 40 years ago. She retired from General Electric after 39 years of service and was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 2749. Surviving are a sister, Evelyn Brendel of Spencerville; and two brothers, Earl of Fort Wayne, and Merle of Phoenix, Ariz. Services will be Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-11-1987
Claymiller Rudolph G "Butch", 75, of R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday in McCray Hospital emergency room from a heart attack. He was born in Fort Wayne Nov. 21, 1912, the son of Rudolph and Matilda (Florent) Claymiller. He moved to Rome City 41 years ago from Fort Wayne and was a retired electrician for General Electric Co. A WW II Navy veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post 86 and a lifetime member of Kendallville VFW. His wife, Alice Marie, died April 11, 1987. Surviving are three sisters, Clara Linderman, Helen Brecount and Alice Davison, all Fort Wayne. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services will be Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-20-1988
Clayton Sherman, about 67, a former local resident, died in Springfield, Ill. Surviving are the widow, Inga of Springfield; two sons, William and Sherman Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Luella Calbeck of Cromwell, and Mrs. Bertha Chilson of Buffalo, N.Y. + 3-?-1948
Clear Don Emorel, 83, of Kendallville, died Aug. 2, 2008 at Muncie Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He had been a foreman at Quick Tanks in Kendallville where he had been employed for 23 years. A 1942 graduate of Hamilton High School, he was a member of the First Church of God in Kendallville. He was born in Continental, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 1924 to Louise and Flossie (Richards) Clear. He married Gladys Irene Zerkle on Feb. 5, 1944 in Corunna. She died Dec. 11, 2006. Surviving are 2 daughters, Rochelle Williford of Muncie and Shelia Ulrey of Waterloo; 7 grandchildren, Jerald, Danny and Everett Furrow, Sam, Stan and Jake Woods, and Danetta Hawk; 17 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jaspar, Darrel and Cecil; and 5 sisters, May Henderson, Ruby Mell, Irene Chadwick, Olive Hankey and Lela Schmidt. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 8-4-2008
Clear Edna, widow of Harry C. Clear, former residents of Albion, died on Feb. 22, 1957 at her home in Detroit. She was approximately 77 years of age. Surviving are three children, Clinton B. and Mrs. Lois Froehlich, both Detroit, and Dr. Valorous, a minister in Anderson; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ed Ray of Albion. She was buried in Detroit on Feb. 25. + 2-?-1957
Clear Gladys Irene, 80, died December 11, 2006 at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn. She was born in Corunna on January 25, 1926 to Ford Daniel and Luella Faye (Vian) Zerkle. She married Don Emorel Clear on February 5, 1944 in the United Brethren Church parsonage in Corunna. Surviving are her husband of Auburn; daughters Shelia Ulrey of Waterloo and Rochelle Williford of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A homemaker, she was a member of First Church of God in Kendallville. Funeral Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 12-14-2006
Clear Hattie C, about 84, native of Albion, died Aug. 28, 1968 at the Methodist Memorial Home in Warren. She was born Feb. 20, 1884, the daughter of John and DeLile (Pepple) Cockley and was married Dec. 28, 1905 to Dr. V. L. Clear who died in Aug. 1958. He served as District Methodist Superintendent and held pastorates in Fort Wayne, Peru and Montpelier. She was a member of the OES and Albion Asbury United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, John of Silver Springs, Md.; three grandchildren; one brother, J. Herbert, former resident of Albion and at one time county treasurer now residing at the Alfran Nursing Home at Warsaw; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Martin of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Bert Holderman of Canada. Funeral at Asbury Church in Albion Aug. 31. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1968
Clear Robert, 55, a former resident of Albion, ended his life Thursday in Detroit. Six sisters and a brother survive. A brother, Rev. V. L. Clear, a former Methodist Church district superintendent, died recently at North Webster. He was a retired minister and at one time had served as pastor of the Albion First Methodist Church. Services were at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1959
Clear Robert, 66, a former resident of this place, died at the family home near Rome City Monday as a result of apoplexy of which he suffered two attacks. He is survived by his widow and eleven children: Mrs. Robert Henry and Harry of Kendallville, Lloyd of South Milford, Mrs. Dess Hite of Oklahoma, Mrs. Okla Bernet of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Byrl Talbert, Mrs. Marie Nipper, and George of Garrett, Bernice, Robert and Ray at home. Funeral Thursday at the M.E. Church at Albion. Burial at Albion. ~ 3-15-1916
Clear V L, about 74, (b. 10-19-1883) retired Methodist minister, died Aug. 17, 1958 at his home at Epworth Forest near North Webster from a heart attack. Funeral was at Albion Methodist Church yesterday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Hattie; one daughter, Mrs. Zola Swarthout of Jansen Beach; two sons, Charles of Miami, Fla., and John of Silver Springs, Md.; four grandchildren; six sisters and two brothers. He was a native of Churubusco and graduated from Avilla High School. After graduation he taught for a time in the Albion schools. He entered the Methodist ministry in 1914. He became superintendent of the Richmond District, a post he held for a number of years. In retirement he lived at Epworth Forest and wintered in Jansen Beach, Fla., where he became president of the Chamber of Commerce and led a large church choral group. He was a former Peru Rotarian and a member of the Kiwanis Club at Greenfield. He was a member of the Albion Lodge No. 97, F&AM, and of the Fort Wayne Consistory. He was a First Lt. during WW I. + 8-?-1958
Cleland Allie, York Twp farmer, was killed at his home Thursday. He and his son were operating a grain elevator when some repairs were needed. He looked into the elevator shaft and his head was caught in the moving machinery and his neck was broken. Funeral at the U. B. Church Saturday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 3-?-1930
Cleland Arthur E, 72, (b. 6-16-1889) died at Kondas Nursing Home Dec. 10, 1961. Survivors include two daughters, a brother and five grandchildren. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1961
Cleland Carl L, 83, died of complications at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne on July 9. He was born in Whitley County on April 11, 1898. He was a former resident of Churubusco and has resided the last 16 years in Wolf Lake. For many years he was an employee of McCoy Lumber Yard in Churubusco. Survivors include his widow, Dorothy (Smith); one son, Keith of Pierceton; one daughter, Mrs. Bud (Rosalie) VanWey of Columbia City; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Graveside services at Riverview Cemetery Sunday. * 7-?-1981
Cleland Catherine (Stephenson), 87, a pioneer lady, died Dec. 13 at the home of a son, James, in Albion. Funeral was Wednesday at the home and at Sugar Ridge Church near Monroeville with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors are three sons, two daughters, one sister, one brother, 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. + 12-?-1937
Cleland Chloe, 38, residing near Bakertown, died Saturday of complications. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks of Churubusco and was born and reared in that community. She had lived in this vicinity for the past five years. Surviving are the husband, Arthur; two daughters, Mrs. Hubert Brackney and Jean Cleland; and one son, Joe, all residing at home; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Burwell of Churubusco, and a sister married and living in Fort Wayne. Funeral was Monday with burial in Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1929 * 7-16-1932
Cleland Daniel Lee, infant son of Sam and Jeanette Cleland died Dec. 3 at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1976 at Auburn. He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Sean Michael and Joseph Alan at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Normand Higgins, Garrett, Katherine Cleland, Garrett, and Don Cleland, Kimmell; great-grandparents, Mrs. Walter Higgins, Garrett, Lois Zoll, Garrett, and George Zoll, Floral City, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kern, Garrett. Graveside services Sunday at Christian Union Cemetery. + 12-3-1976
Cleland David, 54, steel worker of East Chicago, died June 2, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Burton, from cancer of the lungs. He had been here the past two months. He was a native of Gateshead, England. He was never married. Surviving besides the sister are three brothers, Hugh and Robert of England, and Thomas of Donners Grove, Ill. Rites at Clark Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 6-2-1955
Cleland Dorothy E, 71, Wolf Lake, died Feb. 19, 1983 at her home. She was born in Whitley County to Emanuel and Elma Gaerte Smith and as a young girl lived in Thorncreek Twp, Churubusco, Blue Lake and Columbia City. For the past 15 years she had lived in Wolf Lake. She was married to Carl Cleland, who died in 1981. Surviving are a son, Keith of Pierceton, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Rosalie VanWey of Columbia City; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Franklin of Columbia City; and four sisters, Mrs. Gale (Ilene) Hippensteel, R. 4, Albion, Mrs. Betty Krom, R. 9, Columbia City, Mrs. Marvin (Edith) Geyer, R. 9, Columbia City, Mrs. Elmer (Ethel) Holt, R. 3, Columbia City. Two brothers and a sister are deceased. Funeral Wednesday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel in Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-19-1983.
Cleland Edna, daughter of Wilson and Melvina Elser, was born in York Twp, July 21, 1882, where she spent her entire life. She married Willard J. Cleland April 19, 1902. They had one daughter, Thelma L., at home. She cared for and made a home from childhood for her brother’s son, Burnell B. Elser, except for a period of about four years which he spent with his father, Charles M. Elser. He is still in the home. She united with the York Presbyterian Church and remained a member as long as the organization existed. Her mother died in October 1903. She died at her home March 27, 1936 at the age of 53 years, eight months and six days. She leaves her husband; the daughter; Burnell Elser; the father; one brother, Charles M.; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Kimmell, all of York Twp. Funeral Monday at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1936
Cleland Ella Shock, 56, died Dec. 19 near St. Helena, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Shock lived at Naponey, Calif. several years, where he conducted a grocery store. They then moved to Cromwell, where they had charge of the telephone office and lines until his death about 15 years ago. She then returned to Calif. Eight years later she married Samuel Cleland of Amarillo, Texas, where they lived on a farm until his death two years ago. He was brought to Albion for burial. She then returned to her former home in Calif. where she resided at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her sudden death a son, Harold Shock of Calif., and a daughter, Frona Freed of Indianapolis. + 12-?-1929
Cleland Glenn D, 71, died Monday at Mease Countryside Hospital, Clearwater, Fla. He resided in Hicksville, Ohio. Surviving are his wife Esther; a daughter, Ruth Tetor; a son Max, both of Oldsmar, Fla.; and 6 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, Ohio. ~ 6-5-1986
Cleland Jennie,55, (Mrs. Samuel J) died Saturday at the home of her brother, Jacob Busz, in Albion. Funeral at United Brethren Church Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 8-?-1920
Cleland Joe H, 41, an inspector for the J. I. Case Company, Churubusco, died Saturday at his home on Water Street. He was a member of Avilla Lodge 460, F & A M and a member of Avilla Chapter No. 155, OES. Surviving are the widow, Mildred; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ross, and Janice, at home; the father, Arthur of Albion; three grandsons and two sisters. Funeral Tuesday in the EUB Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-10-1958 + 7-?-1958 (b. 8-27-1916 d. 7-5-1958)
Cleland Julia (Busz), 49, wife of ex-sheriff, John C. Cleland, died at her home on N. Orange St., Albion, last Wednesday. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church Sunday. + 5-?-1920 5-19-1920 Survivors include husband; son Samuel C.; daughter Dorotha; a number of brothers and sisters. Democrat 5-20-1920
Cleland Nathan S, son of J. W. and Elsie Cleland, was born in Noble County April 1, 1859, died April 17, 1922, aged 63 years, 16 days. He married Susie Busz Feb. 5, 1878. They had six sons and two daughters, William, Willard J., Elsie, Nathan S., Cora B., Allen, Arthur E., and Elmer, one son, Nathan, dying in infancy. His wife died Feb. 4, 1921. He married Mrs. Minnie Hostetter March 29, 1922. For a number of years he worked on the B&O Railroad, after which he with his wife and family moved to his farm in York Twp. About 8 years ago he moved from the farm to Albion, where he and his son, Elmer, engaged in implement and hardware business in which they were active. When the town had saloons he worked hard until they were removed and kept up the fight until the state and nation went dry. For a number of years he was a member of the York Presbyterian Church and served as S. S. superintendent. When he moved to Albion he transferred his membership to the U. B. Church. He leaves his wife; William Cleland and family, Allen and family, Elmer and family, Mrs. Elsie Glass and family, Arthur and family, Willard and family, all of Albion, Mrs. Cora B. Albaugh and family of Kendallville; two brothers, Samuel of Albion, and John of Bloomington, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Jacob Busz; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. + 4-?-1922
Cleland Oliver P, 56, one of the farmers of York Twp, died of heart disease at his home two miles south of Albion last Wednesday. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for the past few years but he had been about his work as usual. He was in Albion on business Monday, and on Tuesday delivered stock at the stockyards here. He retired at 9 o’clock Tuesday night and about midnight, Mrs. Cleland awoke and found that he was dead. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Alva Mawhorter; several brothers and sisters. Funeral at the home Friday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 10-?-1919
Cleland Ota, who had been ill with typhoid fever for several weeks, died at her home south of Albion last Wednesday. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rendel, formerly of Wawaka. She is survived by her husband, Will; daughters, Leila and Ruby and Mrs. Treadie Marquiss. Mr. Cleland and daughter, Leila, who have also been ill with typhoid, are recovering. Funeral at the U. B. Church Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 11-?-1925
Cleland Ralph, 8-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cleland, stole as close as he could late Thursday afternoon to the big puffing scoop shovel with which the T. C. O’Connor & Sons Construction Co. of Fort Wayne was excavating King St. before his home, preparing to paving the street. The man inside the shovel’s housing was so busily engaged with his levers that he did not see the little fellow, and Ralph was so absorbed in the steaming monster that he did not see the big scoop swinging around toward him. He was caught by its weight as it struck into the ground for another scoop full of dirt and terribly injured. At the Garrett Hospital, where the lad was rushed, an emergency operation was performed last evening. It was thought that the boy was so severely injured as to cause internal hemorrhages. Throughout the night he was very near death and little hope was held for his recovery. He is his parents' only child. They only recently came to Garrett from Albion. + 8-?-1924
Cleland Samuel C, about 55, attorney of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 2, 1948 at the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital, after suffering a heart attack Dec. 23. Surviving are the widow, the former Bertha Hart of Albion; his father-in-law, W. H. Hart, former Albion merchant who had recently made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Cleland; one son, John, a student at Indiana University; and a daughter Mary Elizabeth; a sister, Dorotha Vernon, who with her husband Douglas, are missionaries in the Philippine Islands. He was born on a farm in Noble County Aug. 6, 1892. He attended the common schools and graduated from Albion High School in 1910. He then enrolled in Tri State College, Angola where he matriculated in a teacher’s training course. He subsequently taught in the Noble County schools for two terms. In 1913 and 1914 he served as a deputy surveyor and in 1915 made his first contact with political life by becoming chief engrossing clerk of the Indiana Senate during its 1915 session. That same year he entered Indiana University to begin his legal studies. In 1917 he entered WW I, serving in France with the 91st Division. In October 1918 he was seriously wounded and spent 14 months in Army hospitals. He was awarded the Purple Heart. In 1919 he resumed his law studies, graduating in June of 1922. He began his law practice in 1922 as an associate of the late former judge John Eggeman. Last year he rounded out 25 years as a practicing attorney, a member of the firm of Reed, Cleland, Eggeman & Torborg. Funeral Monday at a Fort Wayne funeral home. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Cleland Willard J, about 71, (b. 10-31-1880) a farmer and a lifelong resident of York Twp and son of the late Nathan and Susie Busz Cleland, died June 9 at his home of a heart ailment. His wife, Edna Elser, died 18 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Luther, Albion; two brothers, Arthur, Albion, and Elmer Garrett; and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Albaugh, Niles, Mich. Funeral Wednesday at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1952
Cleland William J, 72, a native of Ireland, died Sunday in the home of a sister, Mrs. Charles G. Burton, with whom he made his home. He had been confined to his home with acute myocarditis just recently. He came to this country as a young man. Survivors, other than the sister, are four brothers, Thomas, Downers Grove, Ill., David, East Chicago, Hugh and Robert, of Gateshead, England. Funeral Wednesday in Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. ~ 1-20-1955
Clem Betty J, 87, formerly of Big Long Lake, died Feb. 26, 2012, at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Bert and Nettie Worman. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Deanna J. Thain of Fort Wayne; brother, Dick Worman of Auburn; grandsons, Stevan (Beth) Thain, and Colton Clem; granddaughters, Brittany Clem and Shelby Clem; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kaitlyn and Kalista Thain. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Delbert A. Clem, Sr. in 1993; daughter, Sandra Sue Sarrazine in 1986; son, Delbert A. Clem Jr. in 2008; granddaughter, Brandy Clem; brothers, Clifford and Bob Worman; and sisters, Maxine Wedertz, Mabel and Thelma Worman.  Funeral Feb. 29 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, IOOF Cemetery. ^ 2-27-2012
Clem Hazel E, 78, of R. 1, Cromwell, was dead on arrival at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Tuesday. Born May 19, 1905 in Kosciusko County, she was the daughter of Charles T. and Ella (Carver) Myers. She married Tony Clem Dec. 14, 1933 in Jefferson County. He died in 1972. She had moved to Cromwell in 1936 from southern Indiana. She was a member of the Salem Center Church at Wilmot. Surviving are a niece she had raised, Mrs. Charles (Patsy) Kelly of Cromwell, with whom she made her home; a sister, Mildred Slabaugh of Wawaka; and a brother, Charles Myers of Ligonier. Services will be Friday at Salem Center Church near Wilmot. Burial, Salem Center Cemetery. + 4-10-1984
Clem Tony R, 66, of R. 1, Cromwell, a passenger in a car driven by his wife, Hazel E., was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Knapp Lake Road and Noble County Road 900 West. The other driver was headed west on the Knapp Lake Road and stopped to allow a southbound vehicle to pass, then pulled onto 900W into the Clem vehicle on the right front side. He was a Noble County farmer and lifelong resident of the community. Surviving are the wife, a niece, two brothers and one sister. Funeral Tuesday at Salem Community Church at Salem. + 3-4-1972
Clemans Dorothy J, 81, of Kendallville, died Saturday in Lake Placid, Fla. Hospital. She was born June 2, 1916 to Fred and Vesta Muesing. On Dec. 29, 1936 in Brimfield she married James W. Clemans. He died Jan. 26, 1997. She was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church and Wayne Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Swogger of Corunna; a son, James of Kendallville; 2 grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Swogger and Larry and Denise Hooks of Wolcottville; and 3 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Ronald, Carl and Floyd Muesing, preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-2-1998
Clemans James "J J", 68, died Sept. 19, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville on Sept. 16, 1939 to James W. and Dorothy J. (Muesing) Clemans. A retired farmer, he was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and David Swogger of Corunna. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-21-2007
Clemans James W, 64, died at his Route 1, Riley Road residence Wednesday. He was born Oct. 30, 1912 in Akron to Everett and Retha A. (Strong) Clemans. On Dec. 29, 1936 he married Dorothy Muesing in Brimfield. He had retired from farming in 1976. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. David (Carol) Swogger, Corunna; one son, James E. at home; two sisters, Mrs. William (Evelyn) Blackburn, Mentone, and Mrs. Lester (Georgetta) Burns, Anderson; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-27-1977
Clemens Henderson, a former resident of Green Twp, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Fisher at Churubusco, last Saturday. He spent most of his life on the farm in Green Twp. Funeral Monday from the Fisher Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. > No date Democrat 1-28-1926
Clemens Henry S was born in Green Twp, the son of Luke and Sarah Clemens, Oct. 11, 1849 and died near Albion July 17, 1931, being 81 years, nine months and six days of age. In 1872 he married Isabelle Goffton, who died many years ago. They had one son and one daughter, the son, Marion, having died, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Wappes of Fort Wayne. Short services Sunday at Bonham’s. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1931
Clemens Jane was born in Cumberland County, Penn. July 13, 1825, living here until 12 years old; after which her father’s family moved by wagon to Richland County, Ohio, where she married Henry Parker Oct. 18, 1846. They had four children, Mary E. Kiblinger and Nancy M. Fay, deceased, and W. L. Parker and Mrs. H. S. Skinner, who reside in Albion. Henry Parker died in Jefferson Twp, Oct. 4, 1857. After his death she labored with her four children on the farm five miles southeast of Albion until Sept. 11, 1862, she married Joseph E. Clemens. They had one girl and two boys, Mrs. Charles L. Ingraham of Kendallville, J. W. and Emerson E. Clemens, deceased. She has 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Clemens died in Aug. 1882, after which she lived on the farm about two years, then moved to Albion, where she was afflicted with paralysis. Death came to Nov. 17, age being 99 years, 4 months and 4 days. She was converted in Richland County, Ohio, at the age of 12 years and united with the Methodist Church at that time. + 11-?-1924 > No date
Clemens Jennie died Dec. 3, 1944 at the Peabody Memorial Home at North Manchester. Funeral was at the Home chapel Tuesday, followed by burial at Defiance, Ohio. Her girlhood home was in Albion and she is survived by one son, Vincent, chief dispatcher at the Garrett offices of the B&O Railroad; and three brothers, Isaac Huff of Albion, Sam Huff of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Fred Huff of Indianapolis. + 12-?-1944
Clemens John B, 64, died at Bradley, Mich., Nov. 27. He lived in Green Twp many years. ~12-9-1897
Clemens John W was born Nov. 6, 1866 in Jefferson Twp, and died July 16, 1921 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Ingraham in Kendallville. His age was 54 years, 8 months and 10 days. In July 1887 he married Sadie Hauger of Albion. She died soon after. He went to Chicago in the year 1893, and on Thanksgiving Day 1896 he married Sadie White. They had four children, Ogden A., Bernice and Bertha of Chicago, and Emerson of Groton, S.D. In the year 1909 she died. He followed his trade as a barber in the YMCA building in Chicago for a number of years. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Summit in the year 1883. He was preceded in death by a brother, Emerson F., and a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Kiblinger. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jane Clemens who is 96 years of age; one brother, William L. Parker of Albion; three sisters, Mrs. N. M. Fay of Delta, Ohio, Mrs. Susie Skinner of Albion, Mrs. Charles Ingraham of Kendallville; his four children. Funeral was at the M. E. Church in Albion. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1921
Clemens Luke N was born in Augusta County, Va., October 7, 1808; died in Green Twp, November 28, 1892, aged 84 years, 1 mo. 21 days. He was one of 13 children born to John and Anna Clemens, who were prosperous farmers of the Shenandoah Valley. In 1825 Mr. Clemens came with his parents to Madison County, Ohio, where he engaged in farming for a period of twenty years. While in Ohio, Luke was married to Sarah Rathbun, and in 1845 they moved to Noble County, where his brother had preceded him. He purchased a farm of 160 acres in Green Twp, where he passed the remainder of his days. Upon this farm he built a log cabin, moved into it, and began life in almost a wilderness, his farm covered with woods, swamp and underbrush, and still the home of several species of wild beasts. To Mr. and Mrs. Clemens were born 12 children, of whom five are dead. Mr. Clemens was justice of the peace for 26 years. The funeral services were held the 29th. ~ 12-8-1892 ^ 12-9-1892
Clemens Marion, a B&O trainman, was killed by being run over by a car at Albion last night. The crew was making a running switch and somehow he fell in such a way as to be horribly mangled. He is survived by his wife and one sister. His home was at Garrett. When a boy he made his home with Malachi Starmer about 2 miles southeast of Avilla. His age was about 35. ^ 4-30-1910
Clemens Rosetta
, 45, wife of Ellsworth Clemens, died at her home on Wood Street (Kendallville) last night. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walters of Avilla. Surviving are the husband and parents; 3 brothers, George of Payne, Sylvester of Logansport, John Jr. of near Avilla, and a sister Mrs. Ida Samuels of Columbia City. Funeral Saturday at the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. * 3-11-1921
Clemens Samuel Scott, 67, for thirty years a resident of Garrett, died at Easthaven Hospital, Richmond, Friday. He came to Garrett 31 years ago from Albion and took employment with the railroad company as car inspector. He held this position until eleven years ago when he took sick, and his condition made it necessary to remove him to Easthaven where he has remained since. He married Rachel Huff of Albion 36 years ago. They had three children, one having preceded him in death. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. W. G. Smith, 60 S. Franklin St., Garrett; a son, V. D. of Willard; and a granddaughter, Thelma Clemens of Willard. Funeral at the home of the daughter Monday. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio. Garrett Clipper + 1921
Clement Martha, 64, died Sunday at home. The Kendallville native had lived in Fort Wayne 18 years and was retired manager of Spiegel Stores. Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Clement of Fort Wayne, and Emily K. Mason of Auburn; five sisters, Hazel Robeson, Elizabeth Zawadzke and Barbara Mayne, all Kendallville, Marilyn Hoffhein of Dayton, Ohio, and Janice Ringler of Auburn. Services Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home. + 2-5-1989
Clements Mary Katherine, 71, of Fort Wayne, died unexpectedly Thursday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville on April 18, 1921, the daughter of Andrew J. and Sara (Murphy) Saller. on Sept. 1, 1951 in Kendallville she married Frederick Clements. He died in 1989. She was a graduate of Kendallville High School and Mary Grove College in Detroit, Mich. She retired in 1981 from Crosier House of Studies where she was office manager. She had been organist at Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville and St. Vincent dePaul Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Jenifer of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Roland and Gregory of Fort Wayne; and one sister, Genevieve Saller of Kendallville. Funeral Mass in St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 1-7-1993
Clendenon James A, 68, of Kendallville, died May 4, 2001 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He worked for K&G Mfg. in Fort Wayne for 28 years and recently for S&S Tire in Kendallville. He was a Korean Conflict veteran and a member of VFW Post 2749 and Elks and Moose lodges, all in Kendallville. He was born in Culpepper, Va., on Feb. 18, 1933 to Edwin and Sarah (Beahm) Clendenon. On Oct. 4, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, he married Nancy Ellen Wiggins. Surviving are his wife; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Margaret Robinson of West Newton, Pa., Ruth and Donald Stoloff of Monongahela, Pa., and Phyllis and Thad Curry of Luray, Va. Four brothers, John, Charles, Robert and Marion; and a sister, Sheila Mason, preceded him in death. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-5-2001
Cler Alethea, 74, died Wednesday in a nursing home in Elmhurst, Ill. She was the daughter of Clarence and Anna Felkner Barnum, grew up in Albion, and was a member of the Albion High School Class of 1924. She was married to Raymond Cler, who died in Florida where they had bought a condominium after he retired from G.E. He was associated in business ventures here with the late Porter Black. He died in 1974. Richard Cler, her son, survives, along with two grandsons; three sisters, Edith Howell in California, Mrs. Thelma Klinger, Warsaw, Clara Veazey, Anderson; and one brother, Kenneth, Ligonier. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Services were held in Illinois on Friday, followed by cremation. Ashes will be brought to Rose Hill Cemetery at a later date. + 1-?-1980
Cler Leo F, 84, a former resident of Albion and a 1922 graduate of Albion High School, died July 12, 1987 in Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago. He was born in Sigee, Ill. to Anthony and Mary Cler and in Sept. 1927 married Ombra See of Argos, Ind. A graduate of International Business College, Fort Wayne, he had lived in Chicago for 60 years. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. David Taylor, Boise Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lucy) Winebrenner of Ligonier, and Mrs. Geneva VanOrman, Bedford, Oregon; two brothers, Oscar and Wilbur of Waynedale; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and two brothers. Services at Matz Funeral Home. Burial, Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery. + 7-12-1987
Cler Raymond, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Chicago, Ill., was born Jan. 9, 1905 in Pisotrum, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Alethea; one son; two grandsons; three brothers and three sisters, including Mrs. Lucy Winebrenner of Ligonier. A graveside service will be held June 25 in Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1975
Cleveland Stella M, 88, died at South Bend Convalescent Home Sunday. She was born Sept. 11, 1887 in Madison Twp to Jerome and Ida (Albin) Nelson. In 1929 she married Earl Cleveland in Kendallville. He died in 1948. She was a former Kendallville resident and member of Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, Kendallville. She is survived by one stepson, Earl Jr., Howe; and one sister, Mrs. Victor Strope, Mishawaka. Funeral in Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka, Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Clevenger Dora, 100, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 29, 1992. She was born near Avilla Jan. 25, 1892, the daughter of Isaac and Blanche (Reichter) Warble. She married James M. Clevenger Sept. 10, 1910 in Noble County. She was a member of Mongo United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Margaret Grogg and Alma Carson of Fort Wayne; one grandchild; 3 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Her husband; one son, 3 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Graveside services Saturday at South Milford Cemetery. + 1-29-1992
Clevenger Gerald G "Shorty", 70, of Garrett, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital. He moved to Garrett in 1971 after having lived in Fort Wayne since 1942. He had been a gear tester at Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne for 33 years. Survivors include his wife, Edna L., Garrett; three daughters, Susan Evans, Fort Wayne, Kathe Harroff and Sara Jones, Garrett; two sons, Gerry W., Rome City, and Tim L. of Garrett; two brothers, Virgil, Princeton, Fla., and Delmas, Virginia Beach, Va.; five sisters, Carol Hernly, Williamsburg, Ind., Mary McCord, Phoenix, Ariz., Margorie Heath, Fort Wayne, Joyce Sutliff, Park City, Alice Salmon, Dunkirk; and 10 grandchildren. Services Friday in D. O. McComb Lakeside Park Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Cemetery. ~ 8-18-1983
Clevenger James J, 49, son of Mrs. Dora Clevenger, Avilla, died Sunday at his home at Eagle Lake, near Edwardsburg, Mich. from a heart attack. He was born in Garrett, March 1, 1916, son of James M. and Dora Clevenger. Surviving in addition to the mother are the widow, Thelma Louise; two sisters, Mrs. Jay Grogg, Kendallville, and Mrs. Clifford Carson, Edwardsburg, Mich.; three daughters and four grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in the Adamsville EUB Church near Edwardsburg. ~ 3-25-1965
Clevenger Lester R, 64, R. 1, Corunna, was dead on arrival at Garrett Hospital Sunday, the victim of a heart attack. He was born Oct. 23, 1903 at Garrett, the son of Samuel and Margaret Clevenger, and had spent his entire lifetime in the Garrett community. He was married March 30, 1935 in Albion to Myrtle Loney who survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James Swank, R. 1, Garrett, and Mrs. John Parker, R. 1, Woodburn; three sons, Fred, R. 1, Avilla, John, R. 1, Ashley, and Sam, R. 2, Wolcottville; one sister, Mrs. Fred Dern, Garrett; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral today in the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. ~ 8-22-1968
Clevenger Myrtle, 81, died Nov. 28 in DeKalb Hospital. She had lived in S. Harrison St. in Garrett most of her life. She was born May 3, 1905, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Loney. She married Lester Clevenger March 30, 1925 in Albion. He died Aug. 18, 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Marilyn) Swank of Garrett, and Mrs. John (Esther) Parker of Woodburn; three sons, Fred of LaOtto, John of Ashley and Sam of Howe; one brother, Carol of Martinsville; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. One son, Jack, preceded her in death. She retired in 1968 after 13 years employment with Garrett’s Electric Motors. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Garrett. Services Monday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 12-4-1986 + 11-28-1986
Clevenger Sam R, 75, of Ligonier, died September 25, 2000 in Goshen General Hospital. He was born in Corunna August 17, 1925 to Lester and Myrtle (Loy) Clevenger. He worked in the maintenance department of Vencor Hospital, LaGrange. He had lived in LaGrange and Noble Counties all of his life and was a member of LaGrange American Legion Post 215. He was a WW II U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are 3 sons, Sammy R. of Shipshewana, Ray of Brimfield and David of Ligonier; a daughter, Judy Meyers of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Esther Parker of Woodburn and Marilyn Swank of Garrett; 2 brothers, John of Auburn and Fred of Avilla; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack. Services in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 215. ~ 10-5-2000
Clewell Becky Sue, 66, died Sept. 1, 2002 at her Albion home. The valedictorian of her 1954 Albion High School graduating class, she earned a B.S. degree from Indiana University and a M.S. degree from St. Francis College. She was a second grade teacher for Albion Elementary School 1973-1976 and was a caseworker for the Division of Family & Children 1985-1996. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. She was born May 13, 1936 in York Twp to Nelson and Margaret (Huntsman) Roscoe. Surviving are a daughter, Carrie Clewell of Albion; a son, Ted Clewell of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; 3 grandchildren, Sophia, Sarah and Alexander Clewell; a sister, Roselyn Johnson of Albion. Graveside services Thursday in Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 9-3-2002
Clibon Mary A, 69, died March 6 in Meadowhaven Nursing Home, Butler. She was born in Pineville, Ky., and moved to Fort Wayne 30 years ago. She was a retired cook. Surviving are her husband, Frank; her mother, Fannie Hendrickson, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Lydia Clibon, Garrett; two sons, Harry, Avilla, and Dennis, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Sarah Waidley, Reno, Nev., Sadie Jones, Modesto, Calif., and Glory Fay Hendrickson, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ford and Neil Hendrickson, Fort Wayne; and six grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 3-15-1988
Click Dorma O, 85, died Dec. 11, 2003 in Avalon Village, Ligonier. She taught kindergarten and piano lessons and before retirement was head cook at Cromwell School. She was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and church organist. She was born June 27, 1918 in Noble County to Orris and Mae (Shearer) Beezley. She married Glenn W. Click on April 20, 1940 in Ligonier. He died in Oct. 2002. She is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Adrian Bobeck of Surprise, Ariz., and Phyllis and Ferman Christner of Cromwell; and 4 grandchildren and spouses, Karen and Dana Miller, Jill Christner, Brenda and Jason Harris and Brian Bobeck of Albuquerque; and a great-grandson, Justin Harris. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-13-2003
Click Elizabeth A, 36, died May 10, 2007 at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She was born May 28, 1970 in Fort Wayne to Charles B. and Janet E. (Blinn) Sweeney. She married Donald D. Click on May 21, 1944. She graduated from West Noble High School and received an associate's degree in childhood education from IU-PUI in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Noble Twp Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; 4 children, Ashley, Tyler, Macy and Haley; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki and Jason Becker of New Paris and Laura and Eric Hartman of LaGrange. Services Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 5-12-2007
Click Emanuel, 84, of Cromwell, former state conservation officer and retired farmer, died July 30 at his home of a heart attack. He was working in the garden at his home when the fatal attack occurred. A lifetime resident of the Cromwell area, he was born in Noble County Sept. 12, 1874, the son of Solomon and Mary (Brown) Click. On Nov. 24, 1898 he married Josie McClintic. He worked with the state conservation department for twenty years. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Merle of Fort Wayne and Glenn of Cromwell; and two granddaughters. Services Sunday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, McClintic Cemetery on the south side of Lake Wawasee. + 7-30-1959.
Click Glenn W, 86, of Cromwell, died Oct. 10, 2002 at Goshen Hospital. He was born July 22, 1916 in Noble County to Emanuel and Josephine (McClintic) Click. A farmer and carpenter, he had been employed by Cromwell Lumber Co., later serving as a rural mail carrier, retiring from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and Sparta Twp Fire Dept. He married Dorma Beezley on April 20, 940 in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Adrian Bobeck of Surprise, Ariz., and Phyllis and Ferman Christner of Cromwell; 4 grandchildren, Brenda Harris, Brian Bobeck, Karen Miller and Jill Christner; and a great-grandson, Justin Harris. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-12-2002
Click Henry was born in Northumberland County, Pa. Dec. 3, 1813; died June 11, 1898 age 84 years 6 months 8 days. Clippings Book
Click Josephine, 85, was found dead at her home in Cromwell Monday. She was born April 1, 1877 in Kosciusko County, the daughter of Aaron and Susanna McClintic, and had resided in this community her entire lifetime. She was married to Emanuel Click, who died in 1959. Surviving are two sons, Merle of Fort Wayne, and Glenn W. of Cromwell; one sister, Mrs. Mary Larson of North Webster; and two grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, McClintic Cemetery. + 1-?-1963
Click Samuel S, 75, a former resident of Fort Wayne and residing in this vicinity for the past eight years, recently in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harve Speaker - the old Inscho home, near Skinner Lake - died at Kendallville Hospital Wednesday following a stroke a few days before. He had attended the Corn School at LaGrange and upon return evidently was stricken while listening to the radio in his room where he had fallen and was not discovered for several hours afterward and unconscious when found. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge and funeral was held Friday at Huntington where he was buried. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Stuck of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ebersole of North Hampton, Ohio. + 10-?-1937
Click Thelma Q, 59, of South Milford, died Thursday at her residence. Born in New Hall, W. Va., June 9, 1926, she was the daughter of William and Alberta (Woods) Quesenberry. On May 1, 1946 in Welch, W. Va. she married Leslie Click. She moved to this area from W.Va. 25 years ago. She was a member of True Church of God in Jesus Name, Lisbon. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Bonita of South Milford; a sister, Hazel Click of Berwind, W. Va.; and a brother, Walter of Brimfield. Services Sunday at The True Church of God. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 5-23-1985
Click Thomas W, 54, of Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Coretta, W. Va. Sept. 25, 1939 to Herman and Hazel (Combs) Click. On Sept. 23, 1958 in Levon, Va., he married Betty Coleman. He had been employed by Foley Pattern. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Peggy Carrizales of Beaver Dam, Wis.; 4 sons, Bobby and Ricky of Kendallville, Tommy of Albion, and Jimmy of Rochelle, Ill.; 2 sisters, Anna Cassidy of Kendallville and Nan Terry of Wolcottville; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at the residence. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-13-1992
Click William H, son of Solomon and Mary Click, was born Nov. 15, 1872 in Noble County near Cromwell, where he lived his entire life. He was 73 years, 9 months and 29 days at his demise. His father, mother and two sisters preceded him in death. He leaves two brothers, Emanuel of Cromwell and Jacob of Syracuse; two nephews, six nieces. + 9-?-1946
Clifford Margaret, 69, wife of William Clifford, died Sept. 19 at her home on Martin St., Ligonier, Tuesday. She leaves a sister, Ella Scanlan; and a brother, Joe Scanlan. Mr. Clifford died three years ago. Services Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1933
Clifford William, about 70, died at his home Friday.  He was born near this city, the son of John and  Bridget Clifford, and resided on a farm until about 12 years ago when, after his marriage to Maggie Scanlan of this city, they removed to this city in their own home at the corner of Martin and Second Streets.  He served as custodian at the Farmers & Merchants Trust Co. and later acted in a similar capacity at the public library.  He leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. James Summers of this city, and a half-brother, Pierre Meagher of Philadelphia.  Funeral this morning from St. Patrick's Ctholic Church.  Burial, Oak Park Cemetery.  + 8-11-1930
Clifton John Joseph, two-year old son of Sherry Clifton, Rome City, died at his home Friday after a one-week illness. He was born May 1, 1973 in LaGrange Hospital and is survived by his mother and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clifton, Rome City. Services Sunday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Clifton Reva, 85, of Rome City, died Aug. 2, 2013 in her residence.  She was born Feb. 21, 1928 in Hardburley, Ky, to William and Loretta (Ritchie) Barnett.  On Feb. 12, 1947 in Ky. she maried John Clifton Jr.  He died Sept. 3, 2005.  She was a member of New Beginnings Church in Fort Wayne.  She had worked at Essex Wire in Ligonier from 1962 to 1973.  Surviving are 2 sons, Tom (Cheryl) Clifton of Rome City and Tony (Wendy Clifton of Bettendorf, Iowa; 2 daughters, Jean (Gary) Glenn of Melbourne, Fla., and Sherry ( Steve) Stewert of LaGrange; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Fugate of Fisty, Ky.  She was also preceded in death by a son, John; a grandson; a sister, Geneva Smith; 2 brothers, Leslie and Richard Barnett; and 2 half-sisters, Hazel Martin and Ruby Barnett.  Service Tuesday in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville.  Burial, Orange Cemetery.  ^ 8-4-2013
Cline Betty L, 71, of rural LaGrange, died June 25, 2005 at her residence. She was born Dec. 31, 1933 in Kendallville to Forrest and Gladys (Lemaster) Bell. She married Claude J. "Sam" Cline on May 30, 1951 in Decatur. She was a retired custodian from Prairie Heights School Corp. and a member of the East Springfield Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Richard Garman of Pleasant Lake, Tammy and Spark Counterman of Angola and Elizabeth and Darryl Oster of LaGrange; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Ronald and Janice of LaGrange, Richard and Donna of Hudson and Douglas of Wolcottville; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Earl Householder and Helen and Michael Prill of LaGrange, and Ruth and Samuel O'Neal of Tinley Park, Ill.; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Forrest and Betty Bell of Wolcottville and Richard and Sarah Bell of Frankfort, Ky.; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. ^ 6-26-2005
Cline Cyrus, former Twelfth District congressman and member of the Foreign Relations Committee, died at his home in Angola last Friday. Funeral was Sunday at the family home. He was born in Richland County, Ohio, July 12, 1856 and at the time of his death was just past his 67th birthday. One brother and six sisters survive. + 7-?-1923
Cline Fred C, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cline, was born in Green Twp Nov. 1, 1890; died in Kendallville Sept. 27, 1903, aged 12 years 11 months and 26 days. His parents moved to Kendallville about twelve years ago. Funeral from the house Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-2-1903
Cline May, 85, a former resident of Diamond St., died Monday in Warren Methodist Home. She was born in Kendallville Jan. 16, 1888, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Cooper) Cline. A retired teacher and a member of the Methodist Church, she was preceded in death by a brother, Fred. Funeral Thursday in the Warren Home with graveside services in Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Cline Robert Lee, 54, of 13 Colonial Mobile Home Park, Kendallville, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Millersburg March 13, 1929, he was the son of Emsley and Phyllis (McDonald) Cline. On June 26, 1954 in Auburn he married Carolyn Parker. He moved to Kendallville 3 ½ years ago from Avilla and was a maintenance worker for Monsanto in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Patricia) Bowers of R. 2, Kendallville; a son, Robert L. Jr. of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mary Westphal of Mishawaka, and Helen Franz of Madison Heights, Mich.; a brother, Harry of Tampa, Fla.; two half-brothers, Michael Willey and John Willey, both Royal Oak, Mich.; and a grandson. A sister, Sue Anna, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. + 2-1-1984
Clingerman Amelia (Wilkinson), 72, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital of pneumonia. She and her husband had resided in the Dismal community northwest of Cromwell for about 23 years and had only recently moved to Cromwell. Surviving are the husband, Charles T. (Dora) Clingerman of Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Carlson of Topeka; one granddaughter; and a sister, Mrs. Marian Rider of Etna. Funeral today at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1948
Clingerman Anna A "Aunt Bell", 95, died at the Luckey Memorial Nursing Home Sept. 14, 1967. She was the 7th child of Noah and Lydia Ann Hamman Cripe, born April 29, 1872, her twin died at birth. She married John Alonzo Clingerman on June 6, 1894. They lived their entire married life in Noble County, moving from the farm to Cromwell in 1940. He passed away in November 1953. Virgil, the only son, passed away in May 1943. Surviving are the daughter-in-law, Pauline Clingerman of Churubusco; two grandchildren, Kathleen K. Hershey of Grosse Point, Mich., and Edgar A. Clingerman of Michigan City, Ind.; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-4-1967
Clingerman C T "Dora", 88, of Cromwell, a retired farmer, died last Wednesday at the LaGrange hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Noble County and had resided in the Cromwell-Ligonier area for the past 10 years. He was born Oct. 26, 1870, the son of Jackson and Mary (Pollock) Clingerman. He married Amelia Wilkinson, who preceded him in death in 1948. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Carlson of Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. D. A. Himes, Evanston, Ill.; and a grandchild. Services Saturday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1959
Clingerman Donald E
, 77, of Temecula, Calif. and formerly of Columbia City, died March 14, 2008. He was a steelworker, retiring in 1996 from IWP in Calif., after 35 years of service. He was born Aug. 21, 1930 in Ormas, Noble County, to William F. and Ella I. (Heintzelman) Clingerman. He married Ina Marie Long in 1949. His second marriage was to Linda Raper in 1966. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son-in-law, Roberta and Jason Casanova of Temecula, Calif., Carla Jauregui of Redding, Calif., and Ruth Galla of Thelon, Calif. 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Donald and Sharon Clingerman of Columbia City, David Clingerman of Silver Lake, and Daniel and Beth Raper of Paris, Calif.; 5 sisters, Ruth Douglas of Ormas, Jo Ann Marks of Huntsville, Ohio, Dixie Nei of Columbia City, Nancy Wright of Fla., and Mary and Bud Walls of Warsaw; a brother, Tony and Janice Clingerman of Kimmell; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Raper; and 2 brothers, Benny and William. Graveside services Saturday at Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 3-18-2008
Clingerman Edgar A Sr
., 67, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Fort Wayne and Churubusco, died April 2 at home. Born in Churubusco, he retired as senior vice president of The Geneva Cos. in Clearwater, Fla., and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are a sister, Kathleen Hershey of Naples; two daughters, Tamera Imel and Sarah Smith; two sons, Edgar Allen Clingerman Jr. and John Melson; and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services April 27 at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Contributed by David Winebrenner
Clingerman Freda Natale, 72, R. 4, Albion, died Wednesday in Whitley County Hospital. She was born Jan. 29, 1901 in Noble Twp to Joseph and Bertha (Olive) Hile, and was married in 1919 in Albion to John E. Clingerman. They resided on their present address since 1959, moving from Columbia City. She was employed as a garment worker by Blue Bell 1933-47, then worked as a nurse’s aid for 10 years at Linville Clinic. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wolf Lake. Surviving are the husband; a son, Elmer R. Wilson, R. 2; three foster daughters, including Mrs. Aleen Summers, R. 7, Goshen; three brothers, Lanzo, Bristol, Jacob A., Columbia City, and Joseph M., Goshen; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in J. D. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1973
Clingerman Jessie Pauline, 79, of Churubusco, died at her home July 1. A retired teacher, she had been active in various local organizations and had lived here since 1942. Her teaching career began in the one-room Broadway School at Cromwell after a 12-week course at Goshen College in 1918. She also taught at Kimmell, Wolf Lake, Charter Oak, Thorncreek Center and Churubusco, where she spent 19 years. She completed degree requirements at Manchester College. She married Virgil Wilson Clingerman Nov. 11, 1923. A teacher and principal at Wolf Lake, Virgil also taught chemistry and mathematics here prior to his death May 27, 1943 at age 45. She is survived by a son, Edgar A. of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Hershey of Grosse Point, Mich.; and nine grandchildren, Ernest Allen III, Dr. Stephen, Patricia, Michael David, Joseph, Tammera R. Hershey; Sarah Sue, Edgar Allen Jr. Clingerman, and John Melson; two brothers, Curtis Miller of Columbia City, and Otto Miller of Cromwell. Services today in Churubusco United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1979
Clingerman John Alonzo, 86, a retired farmer, died Saturday at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. He was a native of the Cromwell community and for the past thirteen years had resided in Cromwell, moving here from Indian Village. Surviving are his widow, Belle; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Clingerman of Churubusco; and two grandchildren, including one grandson in the U. S. Navy. Services Monday from L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1953
Clingerman John E, 90, died Thursday at Whitley County Hospital. He is survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Mueller of Fremont, Aleen Summers of Goshen, and Louise Worland, Indianapolis; a son, Elmer Wilson Jr., of Columbia City; and nine grandchildren. Services Sunday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. + 7-24-1986
Clingerman Ray, 60, died Feb. 13 at his home in North Webster. He formerly lived on a farm southwest of Cromwell. He was born on Jan. 3, 1893 in Kosciusko County, the son of George and Sarah Clingerman. He married Helen Snavely of Syracuse on June 14, 1919 and was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Robert of Goshen, and John at home; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Kunce of near Cromwell; a brother, Wilbur of New Paris; and a sister, Mrs. Rhea Miller of Milford. Funeral Sunday in North Webster. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 2-13-1953
Clingerman Robert Eugene, 36, of Goshen and formerly of North Webster and the Cromwell community, died of a heart attack Saturday in his home. A 1943 graduate of North Webster High School, he was born in Kosciusko County on April 2, 1925, the son of Ray and Helen (Snavely) Clingerman. He married Phyllis Beery in Nappanee on June 5, 1949. He was employed at Penn Controls in Goshen. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Janet 9, and a son, Stephen 5, both at home; his mother, North Webster; one brother, John of Goshen; and a sister, Mrs. Glenn Kunce of Cromwell. Services Monday in Goshen City Church of the Brethren. Burial, West Goshen Cemetery. + 3-?-1962
Clingerman Ronald L, 52, died Wednesday in Columbia City Community Care Center. He was born Sept. 1, 1937 in Whitley County, the son of John A. and Evelyn (Eames) Clingerman. He was a carpenter and worked for Wayne Pump. He was an Army veteran 1954-58. Surviving are his mother at R. 1, Albion; a son, Todd of Columbia City; two sisters, Ellen Stiver of Albion, and Mrs. Duane (Phyllis) Warren of Lebanon; and a brother, Floyd of Albion. Services Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial and military graveside services will be in Eel River Cemetery. + 11-16-1988
Clingerman Virgil died at his Churubusco home last Thursday. A former principal of Wolf Lake High School, at the time of his death he was mathematics and chemistry teacher at Churubusco High School. Surviving are the widow, Pauline; a daughter, Kathleen; and a son, Edgar, both at home; and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Clingerman of Cromwell. He was born in Noble County and graduated from Manchester College in 1925. Later he received his Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin. He started his teaching career in Noble County and was first made principal at Wolf Lake in 1927, where he taught for eight years. Funeral last Saturday at Cromwell. + 6-?-1943
Clock George W, 50, died Oct. 31 in Orange Twp. He had been a resident of this county about 15 years and had always resided on the farm where he died. ^ 11-5-1873
Close Frances, 43, wife of C. E. Close, died at her home April 29. She was married to C. E. Close Aug. 30, 1866; and joined the M. E. Church at the age of 20 years. She leaves a husband, daughter and son to mourn. Five surviving brothers acted as pallbearers at the funeral, which took place at the M.E. Church May 1. Interment at West Cemetery. + 4-29-????
Clouse Addie C, about 87, of Albion, wife of LeeRoy Clouse, died June 26, 1967 in Whitley County Hospital. A lifelong resident of Noble County, she was born Feb. 14, 1880 and was first married to Fred Edwards, who died in June 1959. Surviving are the husband, a patient at Kish Twin Pines Nursing Home; three grandchildren, Beth, Edward and Phillip Edwards, all of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Clouse, Mrs. Grace Page; a brother Ivan Edsall, all of Albion. Funeral was yesterday in Burr Oak Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1967
Clouse Alta, a daughter of David Clouse, committed suicide on Monday night in Green Twp by taking strychnine. At this writing we are without particulars as to the cause of the rash act. ~ 9-4-1890 She is 17 years old and the eldest daughter of David E. Clouse. It is reported that she had been accused of theft at a place she was working at and believed she was about to be arrested. She purchased 20 grains of the poison of a druggist at Albion claiming she wanted it for killing vermin in a house her family had lately moved into. ^ 9-5-1890
Clouse Benjamin was born in Licking County, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1854, the son of Benjamin and Lydia Clouse. There were 6 boys and one girl in the family, all of whom are deceased. He married Bertha Butts, and they came to Green Twp, to make their home. They had four sons and one daughter. Exactly 45 years ago on Nov. 6, the date of his death, the wife and mother died. All of the children survive. They are Roy, Hershel and Harmon of near Albion, Harvey of Johnstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Edna Haycook of Center Village, Ohio. There are 19 grandchildren living, one, Bert, son of Hershel, having died just a few years ago; and there are 14 great-grandchildren. About three years ago he became a member of the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. He was 80 years, 8 months and 10 days of age. Funeral Nov. 8 at Burr Oak. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1934
Clouse Bernard E, 85, of Albion, died May 5, 2009 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. He was born April 5, 1924 in Noble County, the son of John and Iva Mae (Coats) Clouse. On April 21, 1951 he married Marceil Leitch in Rome City. He worked at American Tractor in Churubusco, American Hoist in Albion for 23 years and was a custodian at Tokheim in Albion for 2 years. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Lenny and Cheryl of Wolcottville, and Leslie of Upper Long Lake; grandchildren, Shawn and Erin Clouse, Chrissy and Eric Bruce, Ronald (Irena) Millington, Kody and Heidi Hunt; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Edith Romine of Churubusco, and Marty (Carroll) Leitch of Smalley Lake. Funeral Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. ^ 5-7-2009
Clouse Berniece Eloise, 31, (b. 4-23-1916) wife of Wilbert Clouse of seven miles southeast of Albion, died May 25, 1947 at the Ann Arbor, Michigan, hospital. She is survived by the husband; three children, Sharon 8, Shirley 4, and Richard 2; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kitson of Columbia City; one sister and four brothers, Mrs. Carol Bonar, Eugene and Lavon Kitson of Columbia City, Monroe of Leesburg, and Richard of Mishawaka. She was a member of the U. B. Church at Green Center. Services Tuesday at Burr Oak Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1947
Clouse Bert Budd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Clouse, was born Aug. 27, 1905 in Green Twp, and died April 26, 1928 at the age of 22 years, 7 months and 29 days. He had lived at home until about three years ago when he went to Fort Wayne and began working for the International Harvester Co. He was recently promoted to the position of assistance foreman of the receiving department. He leaves the father and mother; three brothers, Benjamin, Lemon, Fred; and two sisters, Lucille, Mildred; one grandmother, Mrs. Alice Cook; one grandfather, Benjamin Clouse. Funeral at Burr Oak Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1928
Clouse Betty, 35, (b. 1-28-1928 - d. 4-7-1963), wife of Dale Clouse and mother of their four children, suffocated Sunday as fire of unknown cause destroyed the family home. Surviving are the husband, a son Bobby 14, Brenda 11, twins Kevin and Carol 6; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clouse; six brothers, Bernard, James, Donald and William of Albion, Harry of Avilla, and Russell of Goshen; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Leitch of Albion, and Mrs. Edith Romine, Churubusco. Funeral Tuesday at Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1963
Clouse Daisy Dean, 83, R. 2, died this morning (d. 9-21-1972) in Alfran Nursing Home at Columbia City. She was born Sept. 22, 1887 in Indiana, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Edsall. Her husband, Tom C., died March 30, 1968. Surviving are three sons, Kenneth, Frank and William, all of Albion; and two daughters, Emma Louise Egolf, Churubusco, and Maxine Frymier, Columbia City; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Merry Bailey, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist church where funeral will be Thursday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1972
Clouse David Lee, 41, of Kendallville, died Oct. 8, 1994 in his residence. He was born in Charleston, S.C. on Sept. 17, 1953 to Donald G. and Mary Jane Clouse. He married Wanda Faye Stanley on Aug. 19, 1971 in Kendallville. He had been service manager at Max Platt Ford-Lincoln-Mercury for 15 years and was employed by the Budd Co. in Kendallville. He was an Army veteran. Surviving are his father in Fulton; his mother in Kendallville; his wife; a daughter, Monica of Kendallville; 2 sons, Kevin and Jordan of Kendallville; a stepson; 3 sisters, Diane Walker and Deborah Mobley of Kendallville and Donna Brinkman of Rome City; a brother, Donald of Kendallville; and a granddaughter, Chelsey. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-8-1994
Clouse Donald E, 55, died at his home on R. 4, Wednesday. He was born to John and Iva Clouse Nov. 30, 1920 in Albion. He married Nettie Coulter in Rupert, W. Va., June 14, 1943 and she survives. He was a lifelong Albion area resident, an Albion city employee, a veteran of WW II, and a member of the American Legion. Other survivors include his mother; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Catherine) Hartman, R. 4, Albion, and Robin, at home; one son, Donald E., Kimmell; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Romine, Churubusco, and Mrs. Martha Leitch, Cromwell; 5 brothers, Russell, Goshen, Harry, Avilla, Bernard and James, Albion, and William, Auburn; and 3 grandchildren. Services were Friday in the Wesleyan Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 3-11-1976 + 3-?-1976
Clouse Electa died at her residence in Green on March 14, 1874, wife of David Clouse, aged about 30 years. Albion New Era 3-26-1874
Clouse Elizabeth C, 89, of Albion, died July 27, 2004 at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a 1932 graduate of Albion High School. She was born Feb. 3, 1915 in Noble County to Sherman and Martha (Crume) Williamson. On April 21, 1935 in Albion she married Frank E. Clouse. He died Oct. 29, 1985. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Stanley Holdeman of Fort Wayne; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Connie of Syracuse, Thomas and Sharon and Wayne and Debra of Albion; 10 grandchildren, Stanley Holdeman, Ruth Jajko, Carla Plavchak, Amy Luebbehusen, Melinda Embgenbroich, Steven Clouse, Michele Urban, Elizabeth Vandegrift, Tricia Weiss and Andrea Bockelman; and 16 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Forrest Williamson; and 2 sisters, Sara Shively and Zelma Jaquay. Services Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-30-2004
Clouse Franklin E, 70, R. 2, Albion, died Oct. 29 at his residence. He was born December 30, 1914 in Noble County, the son of Tom C. and Daisy (Edsall) Clouse. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Williamson April 21, 1935 in Albion. A lifetime resident of Noble County, he was a retired farmer and owned and operated the Albion Locker from 1940 to 1961. He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion, Masonic Lodge, a former town board member, past president of Rotary Club and past board of directors member of Albion National Bank. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Karen) Holdeman, Sullivan; three sons, Tony S., Syracuse, Thomas L., R. 1, Albion, and Wayne F., R. 2, Albion; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Frymier, Bloomington; two brothers, Kenneth S., and William G., both Albion; and 10 grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death. Services Thursday at the Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 11-7-1985 + 10-29-1985
Clouse Fred L, 83, of Albion, died Monday in his home. He was born in Green Twp, Noble County, on Jan. 15, 1910 to Hershel and Mary (Budd) Clouse. On Oct. 14, 1931 in Columbia City he married Jessie Becker. A 1928 graduate of Albion High School, he was a self-employed farmer. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Bette Owen of Albion; 3 sons, Walter of Tucson, Ariz., David of Jackson, Mich., and Hershel of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; 2 sisters, Lucille Ray of Albion and Mildred Pressler of Flora; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-4-1993
Clouse Harmon, about 68, a native of Noble County and a resident for many years of Green Twp, died Dec. 4, 1949 at his home of a heart ailment. Surviving are the widow, Martha; two sons, Willis of Kendallville, and Ross of near Churubusco; one daughter, Mrs. Clair Glass of Albion; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Hershel and LeeRoy, both Albion. Funeral Tuesday at a funeral home in Churubusco. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 12-?-1949
Clouse Harry A, 79, of rural Avilla, died Oct. 18 in Kendallville. He was born Aug. 28, 1917 in Green Twp, a son of John and Mae (Coats) Clouse. He married Josephine Leighty on Dec. 24, 1955. He was a retired farmer and Noble County Highway Dept. employee. He was a disabled WW II Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 246. Surviving are his wife; a son, Gary of Avilla; a stepson, Edward Peffer of Ligonier; a stepdaughter, Charlene Hess of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Edith Romine and Martha Leitch; 2 brothers, Benny and Jim; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Russell, William and Donald; and a sister, Betty. Funeral Oct. 22 in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 10-24-1996
Clouse Harry B, about 80 (b. 2-3-1873) and a lifelong resident of the Albion community, died Dec. 22, 1953 at his home in Green Twp. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donald Knight of Churubusco; two sons, John of Albion, and Joseph of San Pedro, Calif.; a foster son, Bernard Clouse at home; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas of Albion. Services Thursday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1953
Clouse Hershel, about 80, died March 23, 1960 in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He lived on R. 3, Albion and had been a farmer of this community for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Russell Ray of Albion, and Mrs. Eldon Pressler of Flora; three sons, Fred of Albion, and Ben and Lemon of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1960 (b. 6-11-1879)
Clouse Iva Mae, 86, died June 3 at Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. She was a former Albion resident. She was born in Noble County April 18, 1896, the daughter of Anson and Eva (Sweet) Coats. She married John Clouse February 20, 1915. He died September 25, 1969. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Martha) Leitch, Kimmell, and Edith Romine, Churubusco; four sons, Russell, Goshen, Harry, Avilla, Bernard and James, both Albion; five sisters, Edith Sherman, Dorothy Neikirk and Luella Ross, all Bryan, Ohio, Lutie Campbell, South Bend, and Rachel Savoie, Winter Garden, Florida; a brother Fred, South Bend; 29 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were three sons, William, Donald and John Jr.; a daughter, Betty, and a sister, Bertha Snyder. Service in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-10-1982 + 6-3-1982
Clouse Jacob Spencer, whose home was about 7 miles southwest of Albion in Green Twp, drove his team attached to a wagon to the woods to get a load of wood. In an hour or so, the team came back with a full load of wood but no driver. Search was made and his body was found lying beside the tracks made by the wagon. The supposition is that he fell from the wagon in a spasm or fit of apoplexy. The wagon did not pass over his body. He is described as about 55 years of age with a wife and 2 children. ^ 12-21-1894
Clouse James Edward
, 78, of Albion, died Dec. 24, 2003 at his home. He retired in 1991 from the Noble County Highway Dept., where he had worked as a mechanic. He also farmed. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church and American Legion Post 246. He was born April 5, 1925 in Green Twp, the son of John B. and Iva M. (Coats) Clouse. On Nov. 29, 1947 in Albion he married Kathleen M. Leitch. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Delbert Smith of Albion; 2 sons, John and Mark of Albion; a brother, Bernard of Albion; 2 sisters, Edith Romine of Churubusco and Martha Leitch of Kimmell; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Daisy McCoy; 5 brothers, Russell, Harry, William, Donald and John Jr.; and one sister, Betty Clouse. Services Sunday at Orr Funeral Home of Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 246. ^ 12-26-2003
Clouse Jayne A, 89, of Albion, died Aug. 11, 2010 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church, Charter Oak Community Church and Gideons International Auxiliary. She was born June 13, 1921 in Burr Oak to Marshall and Frances (Stout) Young. She married William Clouse on Nov. 22, 1939 in Wolf Lake. She is survived by her husband; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Jane and Jerry Lelle of Carmel and Susan Kirkpatrick of Jonesboro; one sister, Frances Stangland of Albion; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Glenn, Max and Goss Young; and a sister, Lois Roettger. Funeral Saturday in Charter Oak Community Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 8-12-2010
Clouse Jessie A, 99, formerly of rural Albion died Dec. 21, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla She was a graduate of Wawaka High School. She was a member of the Green Center United Methodist Church. She was born in York Township in Noble County on Oct. 12, 1939, to Henry and Delila (Zimmer) Becker. She married Fred L. Clouse on Oct. 14, 1931. He died Oct. 4, 1993. Surviving are her children, David (Judy) Clouse of Jackson, Mich., Hershel (Mary) Clouse of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Bette Owen of Albion; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Walter Clouse; 2 sisters, Esther Gunder and Katie L. Noe; and 5 brothers, Norman, Russell, Arthur, Walter and Allen Becker. Memorial service Saturday at the Green Center United Methodist Church. ^ 1-8-2013
Clouse John B, 75, lifetime resident of Noble County until three years ago, died Sept. 25, while attending the Auburn Street Fair. He was born in Green Twp, the son of Harry and Nancy (Wright) Clouse. Survivors include six sons, Russell, Goshen, Harry, Avilla, William, Auburn, Donald, Bernard and James, all of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Edith) Romine, Churubusco, and Mrs. Carroll (Martha) Leitch, Kimmell; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Knight, Albion; 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 10-2-1969 + 9-25-1969
Clouse John Jr, son of John and Mae Coats Clouse, was born in Green Twp, July 15, 1929, and died Feb. 12, 1930, age six months and twenty-six days from pneumonia. He lives to mourn father, mother, six brothers, three sisters; grandfather Harry B. Clouse; grandmother, Mrs. Eva Coats; great-grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Clouse. Short services at the home near Green Center Thursday. Burial, at Albion. + 2-?-1930
Clouse Josephine M, 81, died July 25, 2006 in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born November 9, 1924 in Kendallville to Marve and Alice (Brown) Leighty. She married Harry A. Clouse on December 24, 1954 in Albion. He died in October 1996. Surviving are 2 sons, Edward L. Peffer of Ligonier and Gary Clouse of Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and David Hess of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Bondie and Gene and Connie Leighty of Kendallville; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Leighty; 4 grandchildren, John and James Hess, Kim Teel and Jennifer Saggars; and 8 great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Kami Hess, Haley Teel, Taylor Saggars, Tori and Triston Gomez, Austin and Mallory Teel. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Marve Leighty. She had lived in the Kendallville, Avilla and Albion areas and had worked in the finishing department of Silgan Plastics in Ligonier for more than 30 years. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 8-24-2006
Clouse Kenneth S, 96, of Albion, died Aug. 19, 2004 at his Green Twp residence. On July 3, 1908 in Green Twp he was born to Tom C. and Daisy Dean (Edsall) Clouse. He married Laura Patton on Feb. 18, 1939 in the EUB Church at Warsaw. He was a Green Twp farmer; a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion and a 1927 Albion High School graduate. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Harold Zawadzke of Albion; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Mary of Albion and Dennis and Kathy of Elgin, Ill.; 9 grandchildren, Jeff, Jerry and Laura Zawadzke, Kim Meyer, Todd, Adam and Kerry Clouse, Krista Brandt and Erin Moore-Clouse; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Jayne Clouse of Albion; and a sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Jack Frymier of Morrison, Colo. Two sisters, Merry Bailey and Emma Egolf and a brother, Frank, preceded him in death. Memorial services Sunday at Trinity Church. ^ 8-21-2004
Clouse Laura Catherine, 96, died June 10, 2006 at University Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She retired from L.S. Ayres, Fort Wayne, in 1972. She was a pianist at Burr Oak Baptist Church for many years, and lately attended Trinity Methodist Church in Albion. She was a member of Green Twp Homemakers club and served on the Noble County library board. She was born April 11, 1910 in Ligonier to Frank M. and Addie J. (Compton) Patton. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1929 and attended Indiana Central College for 2 years. On Feb. 18, 1939 she married Kenneth Clouse. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Harold Zawadzke of Albion; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Mary of Albion and Dennis and Kathy of Elgin, Ill.; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers and their wives, Earl and Sybil, Ralph and Earlene and Howard and Helen Patton. Services June 13 at Trinity Methodist Church. ^ 6-11-2006
Clouse Lauris M, 95, a former resident of Green Twp, Noble County, died April 11, 2005 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born in Green Center on November 8, 1909, a daughter of Charles and Pearl (McCoy) Summers. On February 28, 1926 she married Marion L. Clouse. They lived in Osceola, Middlebury and Shipshewana before returning to the family farm in 1942. He died June 6, 1998. Surviving are 3 children and spouses, Helen and Edward Patton of Fort Wayne, Dale and Betty Clouse of Albion, and Terry and Helen Clouse of Churubusco; a sister, Frieda Walburn of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thad Summers; and 2 sisters, Mae Fry and Edna Herendeen. A nurses' aide for 25 years, she had worked at nursing homes in Albion, Wolf Lake and Avilla. She was a member of the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam where services were held. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-21-2005
Clouse LeeRoy B, 89, died March 12 in Luckey Nursing Home at Wolf Lake. He was a native of Lincoln County, Ohio, moving to Noble County in 1914, where he was a farmer and member of Burr Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Marion of R. 1, Churubusco; one daughter, Mrs. Claude Willison of Newark, Ohio; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Services in Sheets Funeral Home March 15. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-20-1975 + 3-12-1975
Clouse Lemon E, 74, died Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Albion, he retired from General Electric Co. after 41 years. Surviving are his wife, Vivian; two daughters, Linda Summers and Babette Mires, both Fort Wayne; a brother, Fred of Albion; and two sisters, Lucille Ray of Albion, and Mildred Pressler of Flora. Services Saturday at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-31-1982
Clouse Lusina, daughter of John and Elizabeth Lock, was born Jan. 3, 1852 in Green Twp. On Sept. 20, 1874, she married David Clouse. They had five children, two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Pressler and Mrs. Mellie D. Williams preceding their mother in death. Her husband, a Civil War veteran, died Aug. 5, 1917, and since that time she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Herron of Jefferson Twp, and Mrs. Summers, Garrett. She died July 30 at the age of 77 years 6 months and 27 days. She leaves the daughter, Mrs. W. E. Summers of Garrett, Mrs. Chauncey Herron of Albion; one son, Walter of Albion; two stepsons Luther Clouse of Leland, Miss., and John Clouse of the Soldier’s Home in Kansas; one brother, Jesse of Churubusco; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Christian Chapel Aug. 1. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1929
Clouse Margaret, 92, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died Sunday at the home of her son, Tom. Death was due to complications. Also surviving is a stepson, Harry Clouse and many grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-30-1944
Clouse Marion L, 89, of rural Churubusco in Noble County, died Tuesday in ExtendaCare in Columbia City. He was born June 28, 1908 in Johnstown, Ohio, to LeeRoy and Jessie (Birdsong) Clouse. On Feb. 28, 1926 he married Lauris Summers. He was a former employee of Indiana State Highway Dept; was engaged in farming; and was a self-employed livestock trucker, retiring in 1971. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Dale of Albion and Terry of Churubusco; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Helen) Patton of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl; and a sister Wheneta Wilson. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-2-1998
Clouse Mark E,51, of rural Albion, died unexpectedly May 27, 2013 in the emergency room of Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Kendallville on December 4, 1961, to James and Kathleen (Leitch) Clouse. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1978. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Surviving are his mother; his brother John J. Clouse of Albion; and his sister and brother-in-law, Janet K. and Delbert Smith of Albion. He is preceded in death by his father, James in 2003, and his sister, Daisy McCoy. Funeral, June 1, 2013, at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-30-2013
Clouse Mary Elizabeth, 55, died at her home here Aug. 12. She was born in Ashland County, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1882, the only child of Thomas and Alice Budd. The parents are deceased, and three half-brothers survive, Ward Cook of Crothers, Ohio, Elery Cook of Mansfield, Ohio, and Emery Cook of Toledo, Ohio. In 1903 she married Hershel Clouse. Six children came to them, Mrs. Mildred Pressler, Mrs. Russell Ray, and Fred Clouse, all Albion; Lemon and Ben Clouse, Fort Wayne. In April 1928 a son, Bert died. Five grandchildren also survive. For many years while the family lived in Green Twp, she attended the Burr Oak Baptist Church. About a year ago she became a member of the Methodist Church at Albion. Funeral Aug. 14 at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1938
Clouse Mary Jane, 72, Kendallville, died March 16, 2006 in her home. She was born in Brimfield on October 22, 1923 to Kenneth and Anna (Hofferman) Hisey. Survivors include a son, Donald and Phyllis Clouse, Avilla; 3 daughters, Diana L. Walker, and Deborah and Terry Mobley, Kendallville; Donna and Wade Brinkman, Rome City; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Don and Wanita Hisey, Auburn, Jim Hisey, Brimfield, Terry and Brenda Hisey, Fort Wayne. Preceding her in death were a son, David; and 2 sisters, Beverly Corder and Patricia Dixon. She lived in Kendallville for 36 years and worked at Epic, formerly Handy & Harmon. She was a graduate of Rome City High School. Graveside services March 18 at Orange Cemetery. ~ 3-23-2006
Clouse Mitchell D, son of Kevin and Terra (Landes) Clouse, Albion, died Dec. 4 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was admitted shortly after birth. He was born Dec. 3, in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Clouse and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Landis; great-grandparents, Berniece Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Clouse, all of Albion; and Iva Mae Clouse, Ligonier. Graveside services Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-4-1978
Clouse Nancy, 74, died Nov. 9, 1958 in Goshen Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1884 at Cromwell and was a lifelong resident of Noble County. Surviving are one son, Norman; and a daughter, Mrs. Orville Hursey of Lake Wawasee; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Walter, died last June. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1958
Clouse Nancy Ellen was born in Green Twp March 27, 1928, aged 56 years and 9 months. She was the daughter of John and Nancy Wright and was one of 6 children. Two sisters, Mrs. Alice Strouse, Mrs. George Huntsman and one brother, John C., survive her. On March 11, 1893 she married Harry B. Clouse, who with 3 children, Joe, John and Mrs. Ed Hoffman, survive. One son, William M., and one daughter, Daisy Bell, preceded her in death. She is survived also by 13 grandchildren, two of whom, Bernard and Daisy, have made their home with her. Funeral at Burr Oak Dec. 29. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1929
Clouse Norman W, 67, R. 2, Syracuse, a retired Kosciusko County Highway Department employee, died Sunday. The wife, Wilma; two daughters; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Neva Hursey, Cromwell, survive. Services were Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home. + 3-?-1971
Clouse Russell Jay, 78, of Goshen, died June 23, 1994 at Carriage Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 10, 1916 in Noble County to John and Iva Mae (Coats). On April 26, 1952 he married Mary Overholser in LaGrange. He was a member of National CCC of Noble County for 3 years before WW II. He attended Gospel Lighthouse Church in Goshen. In 1972 he retired from Elkhart County Highway Dept. Surviving are his wife; 4 stepchildren; 2 sisters, Edith Romine, Knapp Lake, Martha Leitch, Smalley Lake; 3 brothers, Harry of Avilla, Benny and Jim of Albion. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley in infancy; a sister, Betty; 3 brothers, Donald, William and John Jr. Services Saturday at Rieth, Rohrer, Ehert Funeral Home in Goshen. Burial, Imbody Cemetery. + 6-23-1994
Clouse Shirley Ann, 15-day old daughter of Russell and Lucille (Conrad) Clouse died Sept. 11 at the Clouse home. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clouse of Smith Twp, and Mrs. and Mrs. Conrad of west of Albion. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 9-?-1940
Clouse Tom C, a native son of this community and about 80, died at his home March 29, 1968, of a heart ailment. He was born June 23, 1887, a son of Jacob and Margaret (Cole) Clouse and had lived his entire life in this community. He was a retired farmer and had served our county two terms as county commissioner. He was married Aug. 10, 1907 to Daisy Edsall. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Kenneth, Frank and William, all of the Albion community; two daughters, Mrs. Nile (Emma) Egolf of Churubusco, and Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Frymier of Columbus, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Merry Christmas, and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Monday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1968
Clouse Walter, 80, retired farmer of Ligonier, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. A resident of this community 13 years, he formerly lived in the Albion community. Surviving are his widow, Nancy; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Hursey, and a son, Norman, both Lake Wawasee; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Chauncey Herron of Brimfield. Services Friday in the funeral home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1958
Clouse Wilbert Raymond "Pete", 40, (b. 9-4-1914 - d. 1-29-1954) residing five and one-half miles southeast of Albion in Green Twp, died suddenly of coronary occlusion Friday while he was aiding Dewey Hiatt Construction Co. at the Excel Distributors. He was assisting in installing a cement floor when he collapsed. Surviving are the widow, Mary; two sons, Michael and Richard, and two daughters, Shirley and Sharon, at home; a stepson, John Carson at home; his mother, Mrs. Elza Bonar, Albion; his father, Joseph Clouse, San Pedro, Cal.; and three sisters. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1954
Clouse William G, 92, of Albion, died Aug. 10, 2011 in North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. He was a self-employed farmer, insurance agent, and real estate agent. He was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church in Burr Oak, and most recently a member of Charter Oak Community Church in Green Township. He served as the president of Gideon’s International in Indiana for three years. He was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Albion to Thomas C. and Daisy Dean (Edsall) Clouse. He married Jayne Alice Young on Nov. 22, 1939, in Wolf Lake. She died death on Aug. 11, 2010. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Jane Lynn and Jerry Lelle of Carmel and Susan Young Kirkpatrick of Jonesboro; one sister, Maxine Frymier of Denver, Colo.; 6 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in by two brothers, Kenneth and Frank Clouse; and two sisters, Merry Christmas Bailey and Emma Louise Egolf. Funeral Sunday in Charter Oak Community Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^8-12-2011
Clouse William H, 62, lived in Auburn and died Sunday in DeKalb Hospital. He was born March 8, 1919 in Noble County, the son of John B. and Iva Mae (Coats) Clouse. He worked as a carpenter in Auburn until he suffered a disabling injury several years ago. Surviving are his mother in Ligonier; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Jill) Teegardin, Auburn; one son, Jack, Tampa, Fla.; four brothers, Russell, Goshen, Harry, Avilla, and Bernard and James, both Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Romine, Churubusco, and Mrs. Martha Leitch, Kimmell; and three grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Dilgard, Cline & Southern Home, Auburn. Burial, Sedan Cemetery. ~ 3-26-1981 + 3-?-1981
Clouse Winnie, 46, the daughter of Emma Louise Favinger, was born in Green Twp March 31, 1884 and died at the Wolf Lake Hospital Oct. 12, 1930, being 46 years, 6 months and 11 days of age. In 1904 she married Wayland Overly, who died in 1913. In 1914 she married LeeRoy Clouse. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. William Rosenogle; her husband; three stepchildren, Mrs. Juanita Wilson of Newark, O., Marian at Nappanee, and Carl Edmond also of Newark; a half-brother, Lee Rosenogle of near Albion. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Burr Oak where funeral was held Wednesday. + 10-?-1930
Clouse Woodward, 35, of Goshen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clouse southwest of Albion, was accidentally electrocuted Friday while repairing a high tension line for Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation, one and one-half miles south of Milford. He was reared to manhood in the Albion community and is survived by the widow and two children. Funeral at the home in Goshen Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1937
Clucas Amanda Jane was the daughter of Jesse and Dica Ott, born in Green Twp Dec. 16, 1850 and died at her home in York Twp March 26, 1925, aged 74 years, 3 months and 10 days. She had six brothers and one sister, all except one brother, who died in 1915, are living. On Nov. 11, 1875 she married William T. Clucas and became the mother of four children, Mrs. Mary Calendine and Mrs. Lucy Dawson of Albion, Elza E. of Albion, and Jesse of Stevenson, Washington. The grandchildren, six in number, are Helen Dawson, Morris and Pauline Calendine, and Thelma, Richard and Willard Clucas of Washington, two grandchildren having died as infants. For about sixty years she belonged to the Christian Church. Funeral at Sparta Monday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1925
Clucas Ann, daughter of William and Ann Clarke, was born in Ballaugh Parish, Isle of Man, Dec. 4, 1810. She married Charles Clucas Dec. 2, 1843, came to the United States in 1846 and settled near Cleveland, Ohio. In 1854 they moved to Noble County, Ind. and settled on a farm near Wolf Lake, where she resided until her death, June 11, 1901, aged 90 years, 6 months and 7 days. She was a Christian from early youth and a member of the Episcopal Church, but after coming to America she united with the M. E. Church. She was the mother of two sons and one daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, and one son, W. T. Clucas, are still living, her companion and one son, C. H. Clucas, having preceded her in death. She leaves a son and daughter, five grandchildren, two brothers. Funeral at Sparta June 13. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1901
Clucas Anna E, a former longtime Albion resident, died Feb. 27, 1986 at the Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. She was born in Albion to Eugene and Eva Squires and married Elza Clucas, who died in 1960. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Albion. Services Feb. 28 at the Peabody Home chapel. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-27-1986
Clucas Jesse, a former local resident, died Dec. 23, 1944 at Stevenson, Wash. He is a brother of Mrs. Mary Calendine of Cromwell, Mrs. Charles Dawson and Elza Clucas of Albion. T/5 Richard Clucas, his son, is spending a furlough here and would have gone to attend the funeral of his father, but because of transportation difficulties decided not to attempt the trip. Funeral at Stevenson Dec. 27. + 12-?-1944
Clucas Richard "Dick", 71, died Oct. 29, 1989 at his home in Stevenson, Wash. He was born in Silverton, Ore. May 17, 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Clucas. He lives most of his life in Stevenson except for seven years in Indiana. He graduated from Albion High School in 1937, leaving Indiana in 1940. Surviving are his wife, Della; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sid (Golda) Johnson of Dallas, Ore.; two grandchildren; and one brother, Willard of Stevenson. Memorial service on Nov. 4. + 10-29-1989
Clucas William T was born in what is now a part of Cleveland, Ohio, and as a very small boy came with his family to York Twp near Albion, where he resided for almost 80 years. His parents were Charles and Ann (Clarke) Clucas, and he was the last surviving member of the family. Born on Oct. 22, 1848, he has spent the last few years at the Peabody Home at North Manchester. The end came as he wished, in a moment at the end of the day on May 3, 1937 without suffering or struggle. He married Amanda Ott and they had four children, all of whom survive, Mrs. Mary Calendine, Moscow, Idaho, Mrs. Lucy Dawson, Elza and Jesse of Albion. There are 5 grandchildren. March 1925 Mrs. Clucas died. Funeral at Bonham’s Funeral Home May 6. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1937
Cluff Doris, 46, wife of Coe Cluff, a lifelong resident of Kendallville and Brimfield, died Saturday at the Kendallville hospital following an operation several days before. She was born Aug. 9, 1888 at Brimfield, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Craven, both deceased. She married Coe Cluff in 1908. Surviving are the husband; a son, James. Funeral Monday from the home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 9-?-1934 ^ 9-8-1934
Cluff Edwin E, about 60 years, native of Noble County and for a number of years a resident of Kendallville, died at his home in Chicago Wednesday from acute nephritis. He was born in Avilla and his early life was spent in this community. He was employed in the advertising department of McCray Refrigerator Co. He later located in Chicago and at one time had been buyer of paints, oils and wall paper for Montgomery Ward. Surviving are the widow; a son, Ronald, Chicago; 2 daughters, Mrs. Edwina Dagwell of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Verl Lowell, Chicago; a stepmother, Mrs. Mary Cluff. Funeral will be Friday in Chicago and the body will arrive here over NYC line for burial at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-5-1934
Cluff Margaret Jennie nee Weaver was born Oct. 23, 1852 in Richland County, Ohio, near Bellville. When only 2 years old she moved with her father’s family to Indiana and settled near Avilla. In 1870 she married Chester E. Cluff, and they had 3 children, Edwin E., and two having died in infancy. With the exception of a year in Garrett, they lived in Avilla until 1888 when they moved to her late residence on Diamond St. In 1882 she identified herself with the Evangelical Association. She died Jan. 19, 1900 in her 48th year. She was the youngest of 4 children and the first to die. Surviving are mother, 3 brothers, husband, son and 2 grandchildren. Funeral at the Evangelical Church Sunday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 1-26-1900
Cluggish Paul, 74, 432 S. Main St., died at his home April 12. He had lived in the Avilla area approximately 30 years and was a painter, coming here from New Castle. He had served in the U. S. Navy. He was born Nov. 29, 1904 in Indianapolis. There are no immediate survivors. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 4-19-1979 + 4-12-1979
Clugston Howard E, 66, a resident of Lutheran Home, Kendallville, died Sept. 5 in McCray Hospital. He was born in LaGrange County May 13, 1922, the son of Earl and Mamie (Wooster) Clugston. A lifetime resident of LaGrange and Noble Counties, he was employed by Essex Wire in Kendallville. A veteran of WW II, he was a member of the VFW and American Legion posts and the Eagles Lodge in Kendallville. Surviving are two sons, James, LaOtto, and Michael, Kendallville; a stepdaughter, Lynn Ruston, Orlando, Fla.; three stepsons, Ronald Raney, Sturgis, Mich., Roger Raney, Avilla, and Rick Raney, Churubusco; and five grandchildren. Services Thursday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. ~ 9-13-1988 + 9-5-1988
Clum Virginia R, 68, died Saturday in Highland General Hospital, Sebring Fla. A former Auburn resident, she was born in Metz, Steuben County, on Sept. 30, 1920, the daughter of Harvey and Maude Dunham. She was married in Auburn to Max L. Clum, who died Sept. 3, 1985. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Auburn and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Marcia Shumaker of Kendallville; and two grandchildren. Graveside services Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery. + 3-4-1989
Cluver Sandra K, 56, of Lowell, died Tuesday at St. Anthony's Hospital in Crown Point. She was a first grade teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School. She was born Sept. 20, 1939 to Dae and Hilda Glass. She was a graduate of Indiana University and a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Crown Point. Surviving are her mother in Avilla; her husband, John H. Cluver; a son, Michael and his wife, Stephanie, of Groton, Conn.; a brother, Richard and his wife, Connie, Glass of Wolcottville; 2 grandchildren, Julia and John Cluver. Memorial services Tuesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Lowell. + 121-14-1995
Clyburn Luther, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clyburn of near Wawaka, was killed in action on Aug 1., while serving with his infantry unit in the North Africa campaign. Private Clyburn had been in uniform a few weeks over a year and overseas about five months. Previous word was that he had been wounded in action but had been released from the hospital on July 14. Presumably, therefore, he had returned to action after being injured in a previous campaign. Surviving are the parents, two brothers and two sisters. + 8-?-1943
Coates Glen, 47, died suddenly Thursday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Roma J. Owen, Rome City, from a heart attack. Surviving are the mother; the widow, Mrs. Bertha Coates; four daughters, Mrs. Roma Wertenburg of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Helen Nogle and Miss Mildred of Plainwell, Mich., and Betty at home; two grandchildren; a brother, Boyd of Rome City; and three stepsisters, Mrs. C. G. Routsong of Wolcottville, Miss Vera Owen of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. James Isley of Ashland, O. Funeral Sunday at the Owen home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-?-1935
Coates Udell S, 94, former resident of Rome City, died at Birch Manor Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, Mich. Wednesday. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, July 9, 1888, she was the daughter of Ira and Ada Bell (Coffel) Sunday. On May 21, 1909 in Rome City, she married Boyd C. Coates, who preceded her in death. She had been a member of the Rome City OES and United Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Iva Timmis of Kalamazoo; and two nephews. Services Saturday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1981
Coats Anson Cornelius, son of Elijah and Rachel Coats, was born Nov. 19, 1866 at Albion, and died the same place July 23, 1920, aged 53 years, 8 months and 4 days. In the fall of 1892 on Oct. 4, he married Miss Eva Sweet, and they had 7 daughters and one son. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a carpenter by trade, holding a position on the railroad for many years and late in a factory until ill effects from influenza caused his withdrawal from work. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Gretzinger; two brothers, Reason B. and James H.; his widow and daughters, Mrs. Bertha Snyder, Mrs. Mae Clouse, Mrs. Lutie Campbell, Mrs. Edith Sherman, Mrs. Rachel Savoie, Luella and Dorothy Coats; one little son, Frederick; and six grandchildren. + 7-?-1920
Coats Elijah F, son of Justin and Laura (Jaquays) Coats, was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Oct. 29, 1841 and died in Albion, July 20, 1920, aged 78 years, 8 months and 21 days. He leaves three sons and one daughter, Anson C., Reason B., James H. Coats, and Mrs. Charles E. Gretzinger, all Albion. Five brothers and one sister also survive - Eben and H. E. of Lansing, Mich., Sheldon of Marshall, Sam N. of Olivet, Nelson of Battle Creek, and the sister, Mrs. Harry Hewitt, also of Battle Creek; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. On December 28, 1856 he was married to Rachel Ebey who died nine years ago in Feb. He was one of the pioneers of Noble County, coming to this county when four years old and lived here continuously in the same residence where he died, from the time he married. He was a carpenter by trade and also moved buildings for a number of years. He had been affiliated with the Methodist Church. At the time of the Civil War he enlisted as a private in Co. F, 30th Indiana Volunteers and served as such for three years. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh and upon recovery served in the medical staff in the hospital, receiving a certificate of merit from the commanding officers. The injuries received caused him much suffering at times throughout his lifetime. He received his discharge in 1864. In 1879 he joined the IOOF Lodge. He was also a member of the Rebekah Degree. + 7-?-1920
Coats Eva Abigail, 75, (b. 2-25-1873) died April 23 at Cameron Hospital in Bryan, Ohio. Surviving are a son, Fred of Bryan, and seven daughters, Mrs. Leland Neikirk and Mrs. Walter Sherman, Bryan, Mrs. George Snyder, Mrs. Mae Clouse and Mrs. Harry Savoie, Albion, Mrs. Elmer Ross, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Clarence Campbell, South Bend; 32 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1948
Coats Fredrick, 71, former Albion resident of South Bend, died Feb. 13 in Memorial Hospital of cancer. He was born in Albion Nov. 21, 1913 to Anson and Eva Mae Sweet Coats. He attended school and graduated with the class of 1933 in Albion. He is survived by his wife, Norma Myers Coats, whom he married Aug. 12, 1942 in Plymouth, Ind.; and two daughters, Nancy Williams of Niles, Mich., and Becky Brown of Munising, Mich.; a son, Gary of Mishawaka; four sisters, Mrs. Lutie Campbell, South Bend, Dorothy Neikirk, Edith Sherman, both Bryan, Ohio, and Luella Ross of Avilla. He was a WW II Navy veteran and member of the VFW Post 9820 and American Legion Lakeville Post 363. He was a retired engineer with the Community School Corp. The Hollis Palmer Funeral Home held prayer and memorial services for the immediate family. The body was cremated in South Bend. + 2-13-1985
Coats James H, son of Elijah F. and Rachel Coats, was born in Albion April 13, 1875, died March 14, 1925, aged 49 years, 11 months and one day. He was born, reared and spent his entire life in Albion. He married Sophia Emelia Kramer of Richmond March 22, 1905. They had 2 children, Laura Naoma and Wilhelmina Rachel, both still at home. He united with the M. E. Church of Albion Oct. 3, 1886. Also surviving are one brother, Reason B. of near Albion and one sister, Mrs. Charles Gretzinger of Albion. + 3-?-1925
Coats McHenry B, 75, Cromwell, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, from complications following surgery. Born July 20, 1904 in Bowling Green, Ky., he was married Dec. 29, 1940 to Kittibell Sills. He retired as a machinist for General Motors, Indianapolis, and had been a Cromwell resident for the past 12 years. Surviving are his wife; a son, McHenry S., Boca Raton, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Clarence (Joan) Dittemore, Syracuse; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers; and two sisters. Services Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 1-?-1980
Coats Ollie L, about 85, (b. 12-23-1870) widow of Reason Coats and a native of this community, died Nov. 1, 1956 at her York Twp home about two miles west of Albion. Surviving are one son, Walter F., with whom she was making her home; one daughter, Mrs. Fremont Waldron of Niles, Mich.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Goehl of N.J. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1956
Coats Reason B, about 83, (b. 11-3-1872) of R. 1, Albion, died Nov. 10, 1955 at McCray Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of this community. Surviving are the widow, Ollie; one son, Walter at home; one daughter, Mrs. Fremont Waldron of Niles, Mich.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-10-1955
Coats Sophia, about 65, widow of the late James Coats, died at her home in Richmond Dec. 11, 1944 following a heart attack. She resided in Albion until 1927 when she moved with her daughters, Miss Laura Coats and Mrs. Kiefer Moreman, both of Richmond. Funeral at the Methodist Church this afternoon. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1944
Coats Walter F, about 63, (b. 6-13-1903) died at McCray Hospital, Kendallville, July 25, 1966 following a heart attack. He was a native-born Albionite and had for some time been retired from the Noble County Highway Department. He was married to Margaret Young. They have three sons, Paul and Richard of Albion, and Jimmy, now stationed at Turner A.F.B., Georgia; and one daughter, Mrs. Norma Man of Detroit, Mich. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Marie Waldron of Wawaka. He was a son of Reason and Ollie Harrison Coats and an active member of the local Eagles Lodge. Services today at the First Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1966
Cobb Gilman, 71, died at the hospital Thursday. He was born in Whitley County, but had been a resident on his large land holdings in Elkhart Twp for years. He is survived by a widow and two sons, Irvin of Wawaka, and Carl of Wolcottville; two sisters, Mrs. Bloom of Rome City, and Mrs. Hauger of Kansas; and three brothers. Funeral Sunday from the Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 6-?-1929
Cobb Maggie H Leamon, 95, formerly of Albion, and most recently of the Oaks Living Care Center, Columbia City, died January 12, 2007. She was born in Albion on July 23, 1913 to Adam Paul and Sylvia Pearl (Addis) Hill. She attended school in Noble County and lived most of her life in Noble Twp. She married Bernard Victor Leamon on December 21, 1931 in Columbia City and her second marriage was to Robert Nicholas Cobb on April 30, 1977 in Columbia City. On July 28, 1978 she retired as a hose assembler for Dana Weatherhead Co. Survivors include a son, Larry V. Leamon, Albion; a granddaughter, Brenda (Kenneth) Boyd; 3 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Ryan Boyd and Sheli (Kyle) Jeffries; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Paul Longsworth; both husbands; 2 sons, Darrell and Charles Leamon; one stepson, Charles Cobb; and one brother, Charles Hill. Services January 15 at Demoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. Albion New Era 1-17-2007
Cobbs Carolyn C, 68, of Columbia City, died in Miller’s Merry Manor June 21. A Fort Wayne native, she moved to Union Twp in 1936 and Columbia City four years ago. She was a 30-year employee of International Harvester and a former member of Wayne St. Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband, Frank; one daughter, Mrs. Vera Hoover of Columbia City; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bettie Shank and Mrs. Lenora Hatton of LaOtto, and Mrs. Lillian Kovar of Anaheim, Calif.; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Services in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel at Columbia City June 24. Burial, Hope Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 6-18-1979
Cobbs Charles M, 71, died Nov. 24, 1945 at his home in Rome City following surgery several weeks ago. He was a native of Ligonier but had lived at Rome City most of his life, operating a meat market until his retirement several years ago. Surviving are the wife, Clara; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Kerin, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Rife, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Laura Polser, Rome City. Funeral Monday in a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1945
Cobbs Delbert L, 82, of Corunna, died Jan. 16, 2008 at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Garrett. He owned and operated Cobbs Live Bait in Corunna, retiring in 1990, and was a part-time farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was born Oct. 17, 1925 in Vicksburg, Mich. to Harley and Emma (Debruyn) Cobbs. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Grady Holifield of Hudson; a granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Gary Cantrell; 2 great-grandchildren, Alexis and Austin Cantrell; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Arthur Cobbs of Garrett and Carl and Pat Cobbs of Corunna; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Esther Andrus of St. George, Utah, Eleanor Fee of Waterloo and Shirley and David Ely of Auburn; and 2 ex-wives, Beverly Thurman of Garrett and Zaundra Hicks of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a son, Delbert Jr.; and 3 brothers, Cleo, Jack and Harley Jr. Services Sunday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 1-18-2008
Cobbs Delbert L Jr was born June 4, 1964 in Kendallville, the son of Delbert and Zaundra (Jarrett) Cobbs. He was a lifetime Corunna resident and attended DeKalb High School. He worked with his father in the family business, Del’s Wholesale Bait Co. and was a member of Free Bible Tabernacle Church of God, Altona. Surviving are his parents; a stepsister, Mrs. Grady (Vickie) Holifield of R. 1, Hudson; grandparents, Norma Lovely of Avilla, and Harley A. and Emma Cobbs of R. 4, Auburn; and step-grandfather, William "Bill" Lovely of Avilla. Services Thursday in Allen Chapel Revival Center. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Cobbs Ethel Mae, 57, lifelong resident of the LaOtto community, died Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. She was born in Swan Twp Aug. 1, 1900. Her great-great-grandmother was the first settler of the township. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in LaOtto, along with its Ladies’ Aid. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bettie Shank and Mrs. Lenora Hatton, both of LaOtto, and Mrs. Lillian Johnson, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Vinton Cramer of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Monday in the Swan Methodist Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-12-1958
Cobbs Frank F, 89, Columbia City, died Feb. 15 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. He was born Nov. 29, 1898 in Noble County, the son of Gideon and Rosetta (Swander) Cobbs. He married Carolyn C. Reed Feb. 2, 1928 and she died June 21, 1979. He moved from Noble to Whitley County, where he lived most of his life. He retired in 1954 from International Harvester and was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges. Surviving are four daughters, Bettie Shank and Lenora Hatton, LaOtto, Lillian Kovar, Canyon Lake, Calif., and Vera Hoover, Columbia City; two sisters, Erma Gump, North Manchester, and Goldie Martin, Huntington; two brothers, Marion, Byron Health Center, and Roscoe, Bushnell, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Three daughters, two brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren preceded him in death. Services Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Coesse Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 2-23-1988 + 2-17-1988
Cobbs Gideon, 88, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident of Noble County for over half a century, died at his home in Rome City Sunday (June 8, 1912). He had been ill for several months and a general run-down condition caused the aged pioneer's death. He was born of Quaker parentage at Alliance, Ohio, and came to this state before the war. At the outbreak of the Civil War he answered the call to arms and enlisted in the 129th Indiana and served his country in a fearless manner. For a number of years he had been ranked as one of Rome City's best citizens and was well-liked by all who knew him. He was united in marriage to Susannah Huffer, and to this union were born twelve children, seven of whom are living. The children are as follows: H. G. and Frank residing at Rome City; Gideon W. of Allen County, and two sons in the west; Mrs. Jacob Bloom of Rome City, and another daughter who resides in the west. The funeral will be held Wednesday at the Methodist Church. Interment, Osborn Cemetery. Kendallville Sun Times 1912
Cobbs Harley A, 86, of R. 4, Auburn, died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 16, 1894 in Rome City to Gideon W. and Rosetta (Swander) Cobbs. He was married in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Oct. 16, 1920 to Emma DeBruyn. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Cleo, Goshen, Arthur, R. 3, Auburn, Delbert, Harley and Carl, R. 1, Corunna; three daughters, Mrs. Esther Andrus, St. George, Utah, Mrs. Eleanor Fee, Waterloo, and Mrs. Shirley Ely, Corunna; three brothers, Marion, Fort Wayne, Frank, Columbia City, and Roscoe, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Erma Rusert, North Manchester, and Mrs. Goldie Martin, Huntington; 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. One son, Jack, one grandchild and one great-grandchild preceded him in death. He was a retired DeKalb County farmer. He had worked as a fur buyer for the last 37 years. He was a veteran of WW I when he served in the U. S. Army and was stationed in France. He was a member of the Veterans of WW I of USA Inc. in Kendallville. He was a member of the Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren where funeral will be Friday. + 7-?-1981
Cobbs Henry G, 84, pioneer resident of Noble County and for many years one of the merchants and business men of Rome City, died in Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville Tuesday following a major operation. He had been a resident of Rome City for many years, first conducting a general store. Later he took over the Sylvan Lake Hotel and for the past few years had been devoting his time to his various properties and farm lands. He had also acted as justice of the peace at Rome City the past year. He spent his summers at Rome City and winters in Florida the past few years. Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Huston and Mrs. Eva Tipton of Rome City, and Mrs. Jennie Rife of Fort Wayne; and a son, C. M. of Rome City. + 10-?-1930
Cobbs Luella Dell, 75, native and practically a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at McCray Hospital July 14, 1951 from complications. She was born Oct. 19, 1874 at Northport near Rome City, the daughter of Harlow and Ella Parker. On Sept. 17, 1893 she married Edward Cobbs, who died in 1922. They were the parents of one child, who died in infancy. For many years the Cobbs family operated a restaurant and confectionary at Rome City. Mrs. Cobbs continued the business following the death of her husband until ill health forced her to retire. She was a member of the Rome City Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Funeral at Rome City Methodist Church Monday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1951
Cobbs Marion, 96, of Albion and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 7, 1988 in Byron Health Center. A Noble County native, he was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway where he had been a telegraph operator for 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary L.; a daughter, Viola Osborn of Fort Wayne; three sons, Rev. Ernest of Albion, Robert L. of Wolcottville, and Donald M. of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Goldie Campbell Martin of Huntington, and Erma Gump of North Manchester; a brother, Roscoe P. of Bushnell, Fla.; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral Friday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial Fairview Cemetery. + 12-6-1988
Cobbs Martha A, 87, of Wolcottville, died November 8, 2011 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a graduate of Kendallville High School. She had worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for five years. She then worked in the office of Dr. Pulskamp in Wolcottville. She also worked 28 years for LaGrange County, where she was a deputy assessor and served as the LaGrange County assessor from 1975 to 1986. She worked in other LaGrange County offices, with her last position being in the treasurer’s office. She was a member of the Wolcottville United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary in Rome City, and the LaGrange Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was born January 10, 1924, in Noble County to David W. and Nancy (Reed) Fiandt. On October 10, 1948, she married Robert L. Cobbs. He died November 3, 2003. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Jo Cobbs of Baytown, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Katarina Cobbs of North Webster; three grandchildren, Kim, Gretchen, and David; several great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Zula Fiandt of Blackman Lake. She was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Fiandt, in 1929. Funeral Nov. 12 in the Wolcottville United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ^ 11-10-2011
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Wolcottville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville
Cobbs Mary Celeste, 86, died Monday at her home in Rome City. Surviving are a son, Charles M., Rome City; three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Rife, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Laura Polster and Mrs. Eva Tipton, this city; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday from the home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1938
Cobbs Mary Elizabeth, daughter of David and Mary Beadle, was born March 23, 1842; died at her residence at Rome City Feb. 5, 1910, aged 67 years 10 months and 12 days. She married Calvin A. White (now deceased) March 19, 1863. They had one daughter and four sons; 2 sons survive her. She was married to Levi Henry of Hicksville, O. Feb. 2, 1890. June 27, 1903 she married Gideon Cobbs of Rome City, who with 2 sons and 2 brothers remain. She was a member of the M. E. Church of Rome City. Remains were taken to Hicksville, O. Monday. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery. ^ 2-8-1910
Cobbs Sarah Vangi was born in Noble County May 24, 1892 and died October 22, 1925 at Darlington Ind., aged 33 years, 4 months and 28 days. She was a member of the Garfield Christian Church. On September 12, 1913 she married Marion E. Cobbs and they had six children, Harold age 1, Violet 8, Earnest 6, Donald 5, Velda 3, and Robert 21 months. She leaves husband and children, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cramer of LaOtto; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Scheurich and Mrs. Frank Cobbs; two brothers, James and Vinton Cramer. Services at the grave Oct. 24, 1925. Interment, Green Lawn Cemetery, Darlington, Ind. ~ 11-5-1925
Cobbs Susannah (Huffer) was born in the state of Md. Jan. 3, 1826; and died June 13, 1899 aged 75 years 5 months and 10 days. When a small girl she left her birthplace and settled in Stark County, Ohio. She married Gideon Cobbs May 27, 1846 and in 1851 they moved to Whitley County, Ind., and to Noble County in 1865. They had 3 daughters and 9 sons, 3 of whom, one daughter and two sons, have preceded her in death. She leaves a husband, 9 children, 26 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The children who were unable to attend the funeral were P. T. Cobbs of Boulder, Colo., George W. of Bierne, Arkansas, Mrs. Lydia Haugher of Cedar Bluffs, Kansas. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 6-16-1899
Cobbum Adelia, 95, Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. She was born April 1, 1881 in Wells County to Frances and Rachel (Smith) Conrad. She married Orlando Cobbum April 2, 1902 in Wells County. He died in 1960. She was a 37-year Ligonier resident and a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Vernon, Ligonier; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Bethel Cemetery, Bluffton. + 6-24-1976
Cobbum Orlando, 79, died Tuesday at his home in Ligonier. Survivors include his wife, Adelia; a son, Vernon of Ligonier; two grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier and Thursday at McBride Funeral Home in Bluffton. + 7-?-1960
Coburn Amel, 88, of Albion, died March 20, 2012, at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Garrett, Kentucky, on April 15, 1923, to Patton and Amy (Gayheart) Cox. She married Bee Coburn on July 15, 1943, in Garrett, Kentucky, and he died April 8, 1990. Survivors include 2 daughters, Brenda Joyce and David Brasher of Baytown, Texas, and Mary and Bill Harrison of Dobson, North Carolina; 4 sons, Ed and Sheila Coburn of Kirbyville, Texas, Larry and Nadine Coburn of rural Kendallville, Jannon Coburn of Kentucky and Elmo and Paula Coburn of Midland, North Carolina; a stepson; her grandchildren, Tammy and Dave Davis, Ann and Fritz Langley, Bobbi and Darron Melton, David and Cassi Brasher, Chris and Lacy Coburn, Josh Coburn of Kendallville, Jason Coburn, Ryan and Melissa Coburn, Rick, Ray, Ron, Sherri, Diane, Jimmy, and Adina and David Ryan; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin and Marge Cox of Huntington; 5 sisters, Katherine and Edsall Childers of Albion, Ellen Miller of Avilla, Elizabeth Gerolami of Ohio, Ann and Monte Conley of Kendallville and Gwen and Larry Pant of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Gay Coburn, who died March 10, 1946; her son, Glen Coburn; brothers, Carl, Charlie, Bill and George Cox; a sister, Fern Gillenwater. Funeral March 25 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 3-23-2012
Coburn Bee
, 77, of R. 1, Albion, died April 8, 1990 in McCray Hospital. Born in Garrett, Ky., Jan. 31, 1913, he was the son of Andy and Liza Jane (Conley) Coburn. On July 15, 1943 in Garrett, Ky., he married Amel Cox. He retired in 1974 after 22 years with International Harvester. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Waterloo. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. David (Brenda) Brasher and Mrs. William (Mary) Harrison, of Baytown, Texas; 5 sons, Ed of Baytown, Larry of Kendallville, Janon of Garrett, Ky., Elmo of Midland, N.C., and Glenn of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Mae Fitch of LaGrange, Martha Sells of Kendallville, and Polly Miller of Mich.; 2 brothers, Clester of Corunna and Chester of LaGrange; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one daughter preceded him in death. Services today in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 4-8-1990
Coburn Chester, 81, died March 18, 2007 at his Wolcottville home. He was born March 26, 1925 in Garrett, Ky. to Andy and Eliza (Conley) Coburn. He married Osie Chaffins on December 24, 1952 in Garrett, Ky. He moved to the Wolcottville and Stroh area in 1952. He retired in 1988 from Kendallville Foundry after 25 years, having previously worked in Ky. coal mines. He was a WW II Army veteran and a member of Community Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and John Irelan of Kendallville and Melanie and Tim Reed of Sturgis, Mich.; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim Coburn of Howe and John and Irene Coburn of W.Va.; a granddaughter he and his wife raised, Jill Cockerill and her husband, Aaron; a sister, Martha Sells of Kendallville; a brother, Clester of Corunna; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, 2 sisters and a granddaughter. Services Wednesday at Community Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-20-2007
Coburn Christopher Rell, son of Michael C. Coburn, Rome City, was stillborn Saturday at McCray Hospital. Survivors include the parents; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Crit Miller, Wolcottville, and Mr. and Mrs. Rell Coburn, R. 1, Rome City. Funeral Tuesday in Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 7-?-1971
Coburn Cindy, 30, of Ligonier, died Sunday in Syracuse. She was born Dec. 3, 1953 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Jake and Helen Hoover, who survive in Spencerville. Also surviving are two daughters, Amy Marie Hoover and Michelle Lynn Gilbert, R. 3, Kendallville; and a sister, Tanna Comet of Pleasant Lake. Graveside services Tuesday at the Syracuse Cemetery. + 1-22-1984
Coburn Clester, 82, of Corunna, died December 16, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. He was born in Garrett, Floyd County, Kentucky on July 9, 1930, to Andy and Eliza Jane (Conley) Coburn. He graduated from Garrett High School, Garrett, Kentucky, and married Emmojene Goodman on December 18, 1950, in Rock Fork, Kentucky. He was the plant superintendent for Quick Tanks in Kendallville. He was employed with Quick’s for 36 years before retiring in 1995 He was a member of the American Rifle Association and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife; a son, Herbert and Charlotte Coburn of Wolcottville; 2 daughters, Janet and Randy Davis of Kendallville and Stacy and Ed Stump of Kimmell; 6 grandchildren: Misty Coburn, Mandy Everidge, Travis Davis, Sheryl Hawkins, and Ethan and Thomas Henry; 8 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Mickel, Bee, Rell and Chester Coburn, and his sisters, Martha Sells, Polly Mills and Mae Fitch. Funeral Dec. 19 at Hite Funeral Home.  Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-18-2012
Coburn Denver, 73, of Phelps, Ky., died Aug. 8, 2008 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. He served with the U.S. Army. He was born June 3, 1935 in Bolyn, Ky. to Ballard and Maggie (Ramey) Coburn. Survivors include 3 sisters, Marie Baker, Kendallville, May Dancer, Lima, Ohio, and Edna Howard, Hazard, Ky. Preceding him in death were 5 brothers, Willie, Virgil, Buster, Lacey and Leonard Coburn; 3 sisters, Hazel Johnson, Ruth Sullivan and Mary Robinson; and an infant, Pauline Coburn. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 8-9-2008
Coburn Eliza J, 80, was born March 6, 1892 in Garrett, Ky., the daughter of John A. and Martha Ann (Combs) Conley. She married Andy Coburn in Garrett in 1910, who survives. She moved to Kendallville from Garrett, November 1952. She died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Other survivors include eight sons and daughters, Mae Fitch of Garrett, Ky., Martha Sells of Kendallville, Polly Mills of Dalton, Mich., Bee Coburn of Avilla, Mickle of Martin, Mich., Rell of Rome City, Chester of Wolcottville and Clester of Corunna; two brothers, Roy Conley of McArthur, Ohio, and Willie Conley of Garrett, Ky.; 52 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death. Services in the United Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky. Burial, Coburn Cemetery, Garrett, Ky. ~ 8-3-1972 + 7-?-1972
Coburn Glen, 57, of Ligonier, was dead on arrival Sunday at McCray Hospital from an apparent heart attack. He was born Feb. 22, 1933 in Garrett, Ky., the son of Bee and Nannie (Shepherd) Coburn. On Feb. 28, 1953 in Garrett he married Madlean Shepherd. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired in 1983 from Western Rubber Co. in Goshen and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Wolcottville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Rick (Sharon) Stoner of Ligonier and Cheri Coburn of Albion; 3 sons, Ronnie, Rocky and Ray of Ligonier; 4 half-sisters, Irene and Bertha Burchett of Ligonier, Mary Harrison and Joyce Brasher of Baytown, Texas; a brother, Elmo, of N.C.; 5 half-brothers, Janon Coburn of Garrett, Larry Coburn of Albion, Eddie Coburn of Baytown, Eugene Chaffins of Ohio and J. D. Chaffins of Mich.; and 7 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-21-1990
Coburn Lacie, 54, died Friday in Cleveland. He was born in Garrett, Ky., Oct. 19, 1937, the son of Ballard and Maggie (Ramey) Coburn. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was employed as a carpenter. Surviving are 5 sisters, Ruth Sullivan and Mae Dancer of Lima, Ohio, Mary Robinson of Duarte, Calif., Edna Howard of Hazard, Ky., and Marie Baker of Kendallville; and 2 brothers, Leonard and Denver Coburn of Garrett, Ky. Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Graveside services today in Orange Cemetery. + 10-2-1992
Coburn Larry H, 30, of Martin, Mich., died Wednesday. He was born in Kendallville May 12, 1952, the son of Rell and Ethel (Rasnake) Coburn. He is survived by his mother in South Milford; his daughters, Kimberly and Amanda, and their mother, Charlene, all of Martin; five sisters and seven brothers. Services Saturday in Archer-Hampel Funeral Home, Wayland, Mich. + 11-17-1982
Coburn Madlean, 69, of Ligonier, died Jan. 13, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had retired after 23 years of service to Dana Corp. in Churubusco as a custodian. She attended Shiloh Baptist Church. She was born April 2, 1934 in Hippo, Ky., to Floyd and Sally (Reffitt) Shepherd. On Feb. 28, 1953 in Garrett, Ky., she married Glen Coburn. He died Oct. 21, 1990. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sharon Stoner of Cromwell and Cheri Hutto of Ligonier; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Ron, Rick and Marty, and Ray of Ligonier; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Dora Shepherd and Eugene and Lorrain Shepherd of Kendallville and Roger and Bessie Shepherd of Fort Wayne; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Patty and Floyd Davis of Hippo, Juanita and Cecil Crum of Bunner, Ky., Irene and Kenneth Castle of Blue River, Ky., and Dora and Kenneth Lazar of Prestonsburg, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also preceding her in death were a grandson, Tony Coburn; and a sister, Jannie Handshoe. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-15-2004
Coburn Martha Ann, 60, of Ligonier, died April 26, 2009 at her residence. She was born June 26, 1948 in Norton, Va. to Joe and Roalice (Wheatley) James. She married Rick Coburn on Sept. 1, 1984. She is survived by her husband; 3 children, Cindy (Bruce) Kreutzer of Auburn, Ala., Celinda Ratliff of Goshen and Thomas Jr. (Marcy) Kuemmel of Ligonier; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; her mother of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Glenna Clark and Jody Stump of Ligonier; a brother, Jeff James of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her father and a daughter, Christina Hilker. Funeral April 29 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-27-2009
Coburn Rick D, 29, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville but had lived most of his life in Fort Wayne. He had been employed by Food Marketing for 1 ½ years. Surviving are his wife, Paula; his father and stepmother, Buford and Patricia Coburn of Largo, Fla.; his mother, Irene Coburn of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Amber of Fort Wayne; two sons, Bradley M. and Justin, at home; a sister, Brenda Barcus of Spencerville; two brothers, Jeff and Jeremy, Fort Wayne; and his grandparents, Roland and Shrield Miller of Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 7-9-1989
Cochard Allen C, son of Dale D. and Ingrid (Bruckner) Cochard, was stillborn today in McCray Hospital. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Kelli Lynn 5, and Kim Michele 3, at home; grandparents, Mrs. Hedwig Bruckner, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Cochard, R. 3, Auburn. Graveside services Friday in Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Cochard DeWitt L, 83, of Auburn, died March 22, 2004 at home. He was a 1938 graduate of Kendallville High School and attended Ball State University where he was president of his junior class. A 1947 graduate of Indiana University, he served the Navy 1941-45 aboard a PT boat as quarter master first class. He worked 21 years for Hubbard Spool Co. in Garrett as controller and 10 years at Newnam Foundry in Kendallville as purchasing manager, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 86, Elks Club, Masonic Lodge and MENSA International. He was born April 26, 1920 in Seneca County, Ohio to Charles Roscoe and Gertrude Hazel (Linhart) Cochard. On Oct. 12, 1947 in Kendallville he married Jean Stiver. She died July 4, 2002. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Kathy of Auburn, Larry and Susan of Evanston, Ill., and Lynn and Kim of Kendallville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Karen and Dan Burtnette of Fort Wayne and Kathy Cochard of Bloomington; 3 brothers, Rex of Fort Wayne, C. C. of Scottsdale, Ariz., and George of Bloomington; 6 grandchildren, Jeff, Jane, and Janelle Cochard, and Joey and Jacqueline Burtnette and Kelly Stephens. Preceding him in death were a granddaughter, Judith Ann Cochard in 1984; 2 brothers, Willis and Robert; and a sister, Donna Barker. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with graveside rites by Kendallville VFW Post. ^ 3-24-2004
Cochard Dorothy "Jean", 75, died July 4, 2002 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home. She was a substitute teacher in Kendallville elementary schools, worked in the office of Reliable Tool and was secretary to the president of Universal Friction for 3 years, and retired in 1987. She authored a book "Kendallville Families and Their Homes" in 1976. She was an American Red Cross volunteer and a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Tri Kappa, Gamma Xi and Beta chapters. She was born July 9, 1926 to Olin and Pearl (Poyser) Stiver. She married DeWitt "Dewey" Lee Cochard on Oct. 12, 1947 in the First Methodist Church, Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Kathy of Auburn, Larry and Sue of Evanston, Ill., Lynn and Kim of Kendallville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Karen and Dan Burtnette of Fort Wayne and Kathy Cochard of Bloomington; a brother, Jack Stiver of Kendallville; and grandchildren, Jeff, Jane and Janelle Cochard and Joey and Jacqueline Burtnette. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-5-2002
Cochard Ellen R, 94, of Loudon, Tenn., and formerly of Kendallville died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Neighborhood Assisted Living at Tellico Village in Loudon. She was a graduate of Kendallville High School. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Steckley’s Mill and Hatchery in Kendallville, Rieke Corp., and at a doctor’s office in Auburn. She was born April 13, 1918, in Kendallville to Charles and Nina (Kreiger) Longyear. She married Rex Cochard on Feb. 25, 1939, in Topeka. He died Dec. 17, 2011. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon and Fred Quance of Loudon, Tenn.; 3 sons, Dale and Ingrid Cochard of Sarasota, Fla., Doug and Christine Cochard of Brownsboro, Ala., and Gary and Charlotte Cochard of Bumpass, Va.; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, May DePew, Mary Cochard, Elmer Longyear, Charles Longyear and Annabelle Rogers. Funeral Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-10-2013
Cochard Ferne E, 92, died Oct. 25, 2010 at her rural Kendallville home. She was born Aug. 13, 1918 to Oliver and Bertha (Longyear) Wible. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1936. She married Willis B Cochard on Nov. 21, 1940 in Kendallville. He died Sept. 29, 1989. A homemaker, she was a member of the Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Helen Cochard of Albion; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Cochard of Schaumburg, Ill., and Janet and John Bodenhafer of Novi, Mich.; 7 grandchildren, Dan and Crystal Cochard, Tim and Karen Cochard, Christi and Matt Parsetich, Monica and Ryan Crist, Jill and Reuben Levy, Jodi Gulian, and Jamie and Bob Sala; great-grandchildren, Cassi and Joel Cochard, Conner, Logan, and Cooper Handshoe, Cole, Clayton and Lucy Cochard, Amber and Sydney Crist, Sage and Noah Parsetich, Eliana, Makayla, Zachariah and Delilah Levy, and Ben and Grace Gulian. She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Rynearson, and brother, Harold Wible. Funeral Oct. 29 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-27-2010
Cochard Judith Ann, 16-hours old daughter of Lee A. and Kathryn M. Cochard of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Richard and Rita Curtis of Rome City, DeWitt and Jean Cochard of Kendallville; great-grandmothers, Loretta Klingenberger of Fort Wayne and Gertrude Cochard of Kendallville; one sister, Jane at home; and one brother, Jeffrey at home. Private services today. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. + 10-31-1984
Cochard Mary Adele, 76, died Jan. 27, 2002 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. A 1944 Kendallville High School graduate, she was a member of First Christian Church in Kendallville and had worked at Kraft Foods for 22 years, retiring in Jan. 1988. She was born Oct. 15, 1925 in Kendallville to Fred and Carrie (Heltzel) McWhinney. On June 15, 1945 in Kendallville she married Robert Linhart Cochard. He died April 26, 1987. Surviving are 4 daughters and their husbands, Carijane and Robert Farmer and Susan and Ben Wert of Kendallville, Becky and Ron Koval of Delaware, Ohio and Mindy and Junior Gamble of Fort Wayne; a son and his wife, John and Stacy Cochard of South Milford; a sister, Jane Ketcham of Albion; a brother and his wife, Fred Jr. and Linda McWhinney of Pretty Lake; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-30-2002
Cochard Rex R, 99, of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 17, 2011, at his residence in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fostoria, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 1912, to Ross and Gertrude (Linhart) Cochard. He married Ellen Ruth Longyear on Feb. 25, 1939, in Topeka. He was a farmer in his younger days and later was employed with Curtis Farm Breeding Service as the district manager for the state of Ohio. He retired in the 1980s after more than 20 years of service. He was a member of the Auburn Elks lodge. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sharon and Fred Quance of Loudon, Tenn.; three sons, Dale and Ingrid Cochard of Fort Wayne, Doug and Christine Cochard of Rockledge, Fla., and Gary and Charlotte Cochard of Bumpass, Va.; 7 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a brother, C.C. Cochard of Scottsdale, Ariz. He was also preceded in death by his brothers George, Dewey, Willis, and Robert Cochard, and his sister, Donna Barker. Funeral Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-10-2011
Cochard Robert L, 64, of Kendallville, died April 26, 1987 at his residence. Born in Fostoria, Ohio Dec. 6, 1922, he was the son of Charles R. and Gertrude H. (Linhart) Cochard. On June 15, 1945 in Kendallville he married Mary A. McWhinney. He moved from Ohio to Kendallville in 1934 and in 1981 retired from the Kendallville office of the U. S. Postal Service after 20 years. He was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church and was a WW II Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife; his mother at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carijane) Farmer and Mrs. Gary (Susan) Alwine, Kendallville, Mrs. Ronald (Rebecca) Koval of Delaware, Ohio, and Mrs. Junior (Mindy) Gamble of Fort Wayne; a son, John P. of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Barker of Kendallville; five brothers, Rex of Auburn, Charles "CC" of Greenfield, George of Fortville, and Willis and DeWitt, Kendallville; and 10 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-16-1987
Cochard Willis B, 70, R. 3, Kendallville, died Friday at Parkview Hospital of cancer. He was born in Fostoria, Ohio, Oct. 25, 1918, the son of Charles Roscoe and Gertrude Hazel (Linhart) Cochard. He married Ferne Wible Nov. 21, 1940. He worked at International Harvester until retiring in 1981. He worked for Texas Refinery Corp. until his illness. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Rome City, the Elks Lodge of Kendallville, the Scottish Rite and Shriners, Fort Wayne, and the Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother in Avilla; his wife; two daughters, Pat of Schaumburg, Ill., and Janet Bodenhafer of Farmington Hills, Mich.; one son, Don of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Baker of Kendallville; four brothers, Rex of Fort Wayne, Charles (C.C.) of Fortville and Dewitt of Kendallville; and seven grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-3-1989 + 9-29-1989
Cochran Beatrice I, 86, died March 28, 2003 at Shepherd of the Hill. Before retiring in 1992, she was the owner and operator of The Cinderella, a women's clothing store in Kendallville. She was a member of First Christian Church in Kendallville. She was born Oct. 4, 1916 to Lyman and Lucille (Fleck) Hire in Whitley County. She graduated from Kendallville High School and married George A. Cochran on Feb. 4, 1939 in Kendallville. He died Sept. 13, 2000. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Joyce of Ashley and Craig and Mara of Springfield, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Charles Poyser of Wolcottville; a brother, Jack Hire of Lancaster, Calif.; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-29-2003
Cochran Charles was born Dec. 23, 1821 in Ross County, Ohio, the son of Colonel William and Nancy McKelvy Cochran, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of Kentucky. They were early settlers of Ross County, Ohio, moving from there to Marion County in 1822 and in 1836 locating in Milford Twp, LaGrange County. When 21, he started out in the spring of 1842 on foot to seek a fortune in the west and after traveling for 2 years returned home. He was married Jan. 29, 1849 to Ann E. Henry, a native of Penn., who came to Milford Twp in 1846 and died March 1, 1886. They had 7 children, Mary Jane, George W., Charles A., Allen M. (who are deceased), Edith H., Alice A., and Frank H.; also 2 brothers, William of LaGrange County and Alexander of Cripple Creek, Colorado; and one sister, Mrs. N. B. Newnam of this city, who survive. He died Feb. 5, aged 76 years 1 month and 12 days. Funeral was Sunday from Union Chapel. ^ 2-11-1898
Cochran Cynthia was born in Perry County, O., Dec. 1, 1821; died June 29, 1898 age 76 years 6 months and 27 days. Resident 49 years. ^ 6-9-1899
Cochran Francis was born in Perry County, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1815, died at his residence in Perry Twp, Noble County, May 4, 1884, aged 68 years 5 months and 11 days. He married Isabel Ray on March 21, 1835.  Seven children were born to the couple, 3 of which are deceased.  Burial, Salem Cemetery.  * 1884 Contributed by Judy Richter
Cochran George A, 87, of Kendallville, died Sept. 13, 2000 in his home. He was born June 17, 1913 in Kendallville to Carl and Imo (Reed) Cochran. On Feb. 4, 1939 in Kendallville he married Beatrice Hire. He had worked for the Postal Service for 32 years and was a farmer. He was a member of First Christian Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Joyce of Ashley and Craig and Mara of Springfield, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Chuck Poyser of Wolcottville; a sister, Helen Miller; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-15-2000
Cochran Herman D, 82, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in Ligonier Healthcare Center. He was born in Walkerton on Sept. 7, 1911 to Joshua and Anna (Seighter) Cochran. On March 11, 1967 in Leesburg he married Roberta Starr. He had been employed by Scotts Book Factory in LaPorte and by Bendix in South Bend. He was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 brothers, Curby and Woodrow of Walkerton; and a sister, Nana Anderson of Keene, Texas. Four sister preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-19-1993
Cochran Imo J, 87, 710 N. Main St., died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She was born Dec. 1, 1888 in LaGrange County to Albert and Telia (McDonald) Reed. She married Carl C. Cochran June 12, 1910 in LaGrange County. He died Oct. 27, 1958. She was a lifetime area resident. She started The Cinderella Shop in Kendallville in 1932 and was still affiliated with it. She was a member of First Christian Church, BPW, Kendallville Downtown Merchants Association and the Chamber of Commerce. Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hubert (Helen) Miller, Kimmell’s South Shores; one son, George A., Drake Road; one brother, Harry, Wolcottville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 4-?-1976
Cochran Irene L, 77, died Aug. 2 in Kendallville Manor. She had resided in Auburn for 15 years where she owned a beauty shop for more than 40 years. She was born in Garrett Nov. 21, 1909, the daughter of Orval and Anise (Applegate) Tarney of Auburn. she married Waldo Cochran, who died in 1979. Surviving are three daughters, Meredyth A. Gerig, Fort Wayne, Sharon M. Blue, Kendallville, and Susan B. Anderson of Connecticut; one sister, Elizabeth Waltz of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Dilgard, Cline and Southern Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 8-7-1986 + 8-2-1986
Cochran Roberta M, 82, of Ligonier, died Aug. 8, 2001 at Kingston of Ligonier. She was born in Ligonier on Oct. 9, 1918 to Fred and Gladya Starr. On March 112, 1967 she married Herman Cochran who preceded her in death. She had been employed at Wirk Garment and Essex Wire in Ligonier and was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Her brother, Phillip Starr, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Uley-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 8-9-2001
Cochran Waldo, 73, 551 S. Lincoln St., died at McCray Hospital Wednesday. He was born in Angola Feb. 2, 1905, the son of Charles and Katherine (Morr) Cochran. He was a retired grinder and a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sharon Blue, 551 S. Lincoln St., Kendallville, Mrs. Clarence Anderson, Sandy Hook, Conn., and Mrs. Nancy Gerig, Auburn; one brother, Wes of Auburn. Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. He had 12 grandchildren. Services at Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery. + 2-?-1978
Cochran William, a resident of the Ligonier community all his life, was born May 22, 1905 and died Monday. He was a member of Sparta Church of Christ. Private services at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1980
Cockley Charles C, 64, former postmaster and longtime Elk and Calexico city councilman, was buried this morning at Mountain View Cemetery after funeral services at the Elks’ Hall. A firing squad of the Goree Lake Post No. 90, American Legion, fired a volley over the casket at the grave side. A native of Albion, Indiana, he came to Calexico in 1911 and had lived here since that time except for service in the Army during WW I. He first worked as a clerk in the local post office under H. H. Griswold and in 1916 was appointed postmaster. From 1919 to 1923 he was a city councilman, and in 1924 he went back to the post office. He then worked for Dr. Talbott as bookkeeper, as city health inspector, and coroner. In 1935 he went to work for a soft drink bottling house as a salesman and later was a brewery distributor until he became ill in Jan. of this year. Taken to the Holtville Tuberculosis Sanatorium Feb. 6, he was transferred May 9 to the Veterans’ Hospital at Sawtelle, where he died Sunday. Survivors include five sisters and two brothers, all of Albion, Ind. (from a Calexico, California newspaper) + 1951
Cockley DeLile, 78, a member of one of Albion’s pioneer families, died April 3 in the Metropolitan Hospital of Walkerville, Ontario, Canada. Her death was caused by an injury from a fall. She was the daughter of James and Mary Borden Pepple and was one of nine children, all of whom have preceded her in death. She was born in Albion Aug. 17, 1852 and lived here her entire life. She was married to John H. Cockley March 1, 1877. They had ten children, two of whom, Clyde and Harry, died in infancy. Her husband died July 11, 1920. The surviving children are Lelia Butler and Mayme Sharpnack of Albion, Hattie Clear of Greenfield, Ind., Herbert of Ligonier, Charles C. of Calif., Walter P. of Walla Walla, Wash., Vesta Holderman of Walkerville, Ontario, and Anna Martin of Toledo, Ohio. There are twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the Evangelical Church of Albion, her father being one of the founders of this church. The oldest living member of the Rebekah Lodge, she was a member of the WCTU. + 4-?-1931
Cockley J Herbert, about 84, died July 2, 1969 at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. During his lifetime he had been a resident of Albion, Kendallville and Ligonier. He was born May 28, 1885 in Noble County and had spent his entire lifetime in this county. He was at one time an employee of the Farmers State Bank of Albion and also of the Campbell Fetter Bank in Kendallville. He had served two terms as treasurer of Noble County. He moved to Ligonier and was a short time later elected Ligonier city treasurer. He was also at one time associated with a bank in Ligonier and subsequently operated the auto license branch in that city. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are one son, Lt. Colonel Robert Cockley of Riverside, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Vesta Holderman of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. Anna Martin of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral July 6 in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1969
Cockley John Henry was one of a family of eleven children born to Peter and Susanna Cockley of Myerstown, Pa. He was born March 31, 1855. Six of the sisters and one brother survive him, two of whom, Mattie Moyer and Charles Cockley of St. Louis, Mo., being present at his funeral. He came to Noble County in 1874 after being graduated from the Palintinate College at Myerstown. He taught one term of school east of Albion and in 1883 entered the employment of Black’s General Store, where he labored faithfully for thirty-six years, save only four years during which he served as postmaster. He served six years as treasurer of the school board and was one of the oldest members of the IOOF at Albion. March 1, 1877, he and DeLile Pepple were married at the Pepple homestead just west of town. They had ten children, two of them preceding him in death. He is survived by his wife; eight children, Lelia Butler of Albion, Mayme Sharpnack of Cincinnati, Ohio, Hattie Clear, North Webster, Charles and Walter, Calexico, Cal., Vesta Holderman of Detroit, Mich., all of whom were present at his death except Walter. There are also 17 grandchildren. Funeral from the home July 13. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1920
Cockley Ruth died Aug. 10, 1967 at the Alfran Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 28, 1890 at Ligonier, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hayes. She had lived her entire life in Noble County. She married Herbert Cockley Sept. 13, 1913. To them was born one son, Lt. Colonel Robert Cockley, presently stationed in Bangkok, Thailand. One sister, Mrs. Eugene Marquart also survives. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-10-1967
Cockley Walter P, 67, (b. 7-7-1888) died Dec. 31, 1955 in his room at the Majestic Hotel in Detroit. He lived in Albion until 1913. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Lelia Butler and Mrs. Mayme Sharpnack, Albion, Mrs. Hattie Clear, Jensen Beach, Fla., Mrs. Vesta Holderman, Harrow, Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. Anna Martin, Toledo, Ohio; and one brother, Herbert, Ligonier. + 12-?-1955

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